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Paul Gerhart Hatfield, American Federal judge, lawyer. 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, 1947-1950;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.

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.