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Paul Gerhart Hatfield

Paul Gerhart Hatfield, American federal judge. Bar: Montana bar 1955. Served with United States Army, 1951-1953. Korea. Member American, Montana bar associations, American Judicature Society.

Background

  • Hatfield, Paul Gerhart was born on April 29, 1928 in Great Falls, Montana, United States. Son of Trueman LeRoy and Grace Lenore (Gerhart) Hatfield.

  • Education

    • Student, College of Great Falls, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Montana, 1955.

    Career

    • Associate firm Hoffman & Cure, Great Falls, Montana, 1955-1956, Jardine, Stephenson, Blewett & Weaver, Great Falls, 1956-1958, Hatfield & Hatfield, Great Falls, 1959-1960. Chief deputy county attorney Cascade County, Montana, 1959-1960. District court judge 8th Judicial District, 1961-1976.

      Chief justice Supreme Court Montana, Helena, 1977-1978. United States Senator from Montana, 1978-1979. United States district judge for District of Montana, Great Falls, 1979-1996.

      Chief judge, 1990-1996. Senior judge, from 1996. Vice chairman President's Council College of Great Falls.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Montana bar 1955.

    Works

    • Author standards for criminal justice, Montana courts.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1951-1953. Korea. Member American, Montana bar associations, American Judicature Society.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Ann Allen, February 1, 1958 (deceased August 1992). Children: Kathleen Helen, Susan Ann, Paul Allen.
    • father: Trueman LeRoy Hatfield
    • mother: Grace Lenore (Gerhart) Hatfield
    • spouse: Dorothy Ann Allen
    • children: Kathleen Helen Hatfield
    • Susan Ann Hatfield
    • Paul Allen Hatfield
    Paul Gerhart Hatfield
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    Died July 3, 2000
    (aged 72)
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