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state trial referee

David Harold Jacobs, American state trial referee. Bar: Connecticut 1934.


Jacobs, David Harold was born on October 3, 1909 in New York City. Son of Samuel H. and Leah (Angel) Jacobs.


AB cum laude, Clark University, 1930. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy, Pacific Western University, 1981.

Doctor of Laws, University New Haven, 1981.


Since practiced in, Meriden. Assistant and acting prosecuting attorney Meriden Police Court, 1940-1942. Corporate Counsel City of Meriden, 1950-1952.

Member faculty Boston University Law School, 1939-1942. Judge Circuit Court, Connecticut, 1959-1975. Chief judge, 1973-1975.

Distinguished visiting professor law University Ghana, 1971. Vice chairman executive committee, member judicial review council Judges of Circuit Court. Member Connecticut Adult Probation judge Connecticut Superior Court, 1973-1975, senior judge, 1975-1978.

State trial referee State of Connecticut, since 1979. Instructor Boston University Law School, 1939-1943.


  • Bar: Connecticut 1934.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Connecticut Bar Jour, 1947-1953. Senior editor, since 1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Field director American Red Cross, 1943-1944. Member Gubernatorial Medical Commission, 1950. Board directors Meriden Public Library, since 1979.

Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1956-1958), Connecticut Bar Association (president 1955-1956), Meriden-Southington-Wallingford Bar Association (president 1952-1953), New Haven County Bar Associations, Stair Society Scotland, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Fan Kaplan, June 15, 1939. Children– Betsy Edith, Samuel Angel.

Samuel H. Jacobs

Leah (Angel) Jacobs

Fan Kaplan

Betsy Edith Jacobs

Samuel Angel Jacobs