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Name Coolahan, James Aloysius
State NJ
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born April 26, 1903, in Hoboken, NJ
Died July 16, 1986, in Spring Lake, NJ

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born April 26, 1903, in Hoboken, NJ
Died July 16, 1986, in Spring Lake, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on February 19, 1962, to a seat vacated by Mendon Morrill. Confirmed by the Senate on April 2, 1962, and received commission on April 7, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1972-1973. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1974. Service terminated on July 16, 1986, due to death.

Education:
New Jersey Law School (now Rutgers School of Law -- Newark), LL.B., 1925

Professional Career:

Law clerk, 1925-1927
Private practice, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1927-1949
First assistant corporation counsel, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1932-1943
Judge, Hudson County [New Jersey] Court, 1949-1956
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1956-1962


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