Edward Francis Harrington

Personal

Birthday: 
1933
Birthplace: 
Fall River, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy lieutenant and law specialist, 1955-1957
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1957-1972
Law clerk, Hon. Paul C. Reardon, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1960-1961
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1961, 1973-1977
Trial attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1965
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1965-1969
Private practice, Taunton, Massachusetts, 1969
Attorney-in-charge, Strike Force Against Organized Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970-1973
U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, 1977-1981
Private practice, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1981-1988

Education

Name of School: 
College of the Holy Cross
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1955
Name of School - Second: 

Boston College Law School

Since its founding in 1929, Boston College Law School--one of the nation's premier Jesuit, Catholic legal institutions--has earned a national reputation for educational excellence and the highest standards of professionalism.

Boston College Law School (BC Law) is one of the six professional graduate schools at Boston College. Located approximately 1.5 miles from the main Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Boston College Law School is situated on a 40-acre (160,000 m2) wooded campus in Newton, Massachusetts.

With approximately 800 students and 125 faculty members, the Law School is one of the largest of BC's seven graduate and professional schools. Admission to BC Law is highly selective.

In addition to J.D., M.A. and Ph.D. programs, Boston College Law School offers joint degrees with BC's Carroll School of Management (J.D./M.B.A.), Graduate School of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W.) and Lynch School of Education (J.D./M.Ed.). Joint degrees in the humanities, fine arts, natural sciences and social sciences are offered with BC's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1960

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Court Name: 

Massachusetts District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/22/1988
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/1/2001
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