Harold Medina

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Harold Medina
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Harry Truman
Active:   6/23/1951 - 3/1/1958
Senior:   3/1/1958 - 2/22/1980
Preceded by:   Learned Hand
Succeeded by:   Henry Friendly
Past post:   Southern District of New York
Past term:   6/23/1951 - 3/1/1958
Past position:   Seat #11
Personal History
Born:   February 16, 1888
Hometown:   Brooklyn, NY
Deceased:   March 14, 1990
Undergraduate:   Princeton, A.B., 1909
Law School:   Columbia Law, LL.B., 1912)
Harold Raymond Medina (1888-1990) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the Second Circuit in 1951 after an appointment from Harry Truman. Truman also appointed Medina to the Southern District of New York in 1947. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in New York City. He assumed senior status on March 1, 1958, and continued serving in this capacity until retiring on February 22, 1980. He passed away on March 14, 1990.[1]

Early life and education

  • Princeton University, A.B., 1909
  • Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1912[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1912-1947
  • Founder and lecturer, Medina Bar Review Course, New York City, 1912-1942
  • Associate professor, Columbia Law School, 1915-1940[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Medina was nominated to the Second Circuit by President Harry Truman on June 11, 1951, to a seat vacated by Learned Hand; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 21, 1951, and received commission June 23rd. He assumed senior status on March 1, 1958, and continued serving in this capacity until retiring on February 22, 1980.[1] He was succeeded to the post by Henry Friendly.

Southern District of New York

Medina was nominated to the Southern District of New York by President Harry Truman on May 15, 1947, to a seat vacated by Samuel Mandelbaum; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1947, and received commission June 20th. He served until his advancement to the Second Circuit on June 23, 1951.[1] Medina was succeeded in this position by Thomas Murphy.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Samuel Mandelbaum
Southern District of New York
1947–1951
Succeeded by:
Thomas Murphy
Preceded by:
Learned Hand
Second Circuit
1951–1980
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Henry Friendly




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