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United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Leahy, Edward Lawrence

Edward L Leahy
Born February 9, 1886, in Bristol, Rhode Island
Died July 22, 1953, in Bristol, Rhode Island

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Harry S Truman on December 21, 1950, to a seat vacated by John P. Hartigan. Confirmed by the Senate on January 2, 1951, and received commission on January 3, 1951. Service terminated on July 22, 1953, due to death.

Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1908

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1908-
Judge, Bristol [Rhode Island] Probate Court, 1910-1939
State representative, Rhode Island, 1911-1913
Master of chancery, Rhode Island Superior Court
United States Army lieutenant, World War I
Administrator of taxes, State of Rhode Island, 1919-1948
Director, Rhode Island Department of Revenue and Regulation, 1939
Member and director of finance, Rhode Island State Sinking Fund Commission, 1942-1946
Member, Rhode Island State Retirement Board, 1942-1946
Advisor, Rhode Island State Department of Finance, 1948-1949
United States senator from Rhode Island, 1949-1950