Leonard I. Garth, American federal judge, Died at 95

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Leonard I. Garth was born on April 7, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York, and died on September 22, 2016.

He was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

He graduated with a bachelor of arts from Columbia University in 1942.

Garth served during World War II as a United States Army Lieutenant from 1943 to 1946.

When he had return, he earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1952, and built a private practice in Paterson, New Jersey

He was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Thomas M. Madden, on July 22, 1969.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1969, and received his commission on December 18, 1969.

Nixon nominated Garth for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by James Rosen, on July 19, 1973.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 1973, and received his commission on August 6, 1973.

Garth assumed senior status on June 30, 1986.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito clerked for Garth from 1976 to 1977 in his first job out of law school.

Since 2013 Garth held the distinction of being the only sitting judge for whom a member of the United States Supreme Court has clerked.

He had been a lecturer at Rutgers Law School and at Seton Hall Law School.

Leonard I. Garth passed away at 95 years ol d.

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