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Mosher Joseph Blumenfeld was a United States federal judge who served as chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.


Blumenfeld, M. Joseph was born on March 23, 1904 in South St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Son of David and Lena (Laser) Blumenfeld.


Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1925. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1928. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University Hartford, 1985.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, University Hartford, 1985.


He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1925, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1928. He was in private practice of law in Hartford, Connecticut from 1928 to 1961, and was a special assistant to U.S. attorney of Hartford from 1942 to 1946. On August 7, 1961, Blumenfeld was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the District Court for the District of Connecticut, created by 75 Stat.

80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 15, 1961, and received commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1971 to 1974. He assumed senior status on January 20, 1977, and died in 1988.


  • Bar: Connecticut 1928.


Member American, Connecticut, Hartford County bar associations, American Judicature Society.


Married Rebecca Meyers, July 29, 1929.

David Blumenfeld

Lena (Laser) Blumenfeld

Rebecca Meyers