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Howard Francis Corcoran, American federal judge. Bar: New York bar 1935, District of Columbia Bar 1956. Decorated Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre with star France). Served to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member American, Federal bar associations, Bar Association of District of Columbia, Association Bar City New York, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Corcoran, Howard Francis was born on January 25, 1906 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Thomas Patrick and Mary Josephine (O'Keefe) Corcoran.

Education

Graduate, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1924;Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1928;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1931.

Career

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Corcoran received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1928 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1931. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1938 to 1943, and was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1943. He then served in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1945.

After the war, he entered private practice in New York City from 1946 to 1954, and then in Washington, D.C. until 1965. On March 1, 1965, Corcoran was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, vacated by Charles F. McLaughlin. Corcoran was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1965, and received his commission the same day.

He assumed senior status on November 30, 1977, serving in that capacity until his death, in Washington, D.C.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York bar 1935, District of Columbia Bar 1956.

Membership

Served to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member American, Federal bar associations, Bar Association of District of Columbia, Association Bar City New York, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Princeton (Washington and New York City), Army-Navy (Washington), Congressional Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Esther Pierce, May 31, 1952.

father:
Thomas Patrick Corcoran

mother:
Mary Josephine (O'Keefe) Corcoran

spouse:
Esther Pierce