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Joseph Harrison, American judge. Recipient World Federalist award for contributions to world peace through world law, 1965; Joseph Harrison fellowship established in his honor Flectcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts U., 1976.

Background

Harrison, Joseph was born on June 10, 1904 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Son of Leon and Charlotte (Rosenberg) Harrison.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Tufts College, 1926. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1929.

Career

; children—Joseph Leon, George Harvey. Married second, Frances Boehm Ginsberg, 1967. Admitted to New Jersey bar, 1930, since practiced in Newark.

State deputy attorney general, assigned Board Public Utility Commissioners, 1947-1952, special counsel, public utility, railroad rate matters. Partner firm Harrison and Jacobs, 1960-1970. Judge Essex County Court, 1970-1974.

Deputy state rationing adminst. for OPA, 1941-1942, state rationing attorney, 1942-1944. Secretary New Jersey Committee for Constitutional Revision, 1944-1947. Member Montclair Civil Rights Commission, 1952-1965.

Member New Jersey Supreme Court advising committee professional ethics. Co-chairman New Jersey Committee Fair Representation. Member Government's Committee Legal Services Poor.

Chairman New Jersey Law Enforcement Council, 1957, counsel Government's Transition Committee, 1969-1970. Chairman, New Jersey Election Law Revision Committee, 1970. Commissioner from New Jersey, National Conference Commissioners Uniform State Laws, 1954-1956.

Lecturer Rutgers Law School, 1956-1959. Member advising committee professional ethics New Jersey Supreme Court. Member Commission Correctional Facilities and Services, 1974-1976.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor New Jersey Law Journal, 1937-1942, 51-70. Contributor articles legal journals.

Membership

Member Montclair Civil Rights Commission, 1952-1965. Member New Jersey Supreme Court advising committee professional ethics. Member Government's Committee Legal Services Poor.

Member advising committee professional ethics New Jersey Supreme Court. Member Commission Correctional Facilities and Services, 1974-1976. Member American (chairman standing committee Bill of Rights 1958-1959, Executive Committee world peace through law 1962-1963, council section individual rights and responsibilities 1966-1970), New Jersey, Essex County, bar associations, American Association United Nations (New Jersey president 1960-1962), American Judicature Society (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa.

Member B’nai B’rith.

Connections

Married Amy Harvey, August 13, 1938 (deceased.; married second, Frances Boehm Ginsberg, 1967. Children: Joseph Leon, George Harvey.

father:
Leon Harrison

mother:
Charlotte (Rosenberg) Harrison

spouses:
Amy Harvey

Frances Boehm Ginsberg

children:
Joseph Leon Harrison

George Harvey Harrison