Harold R. Tyler, Jr.

Judge

1922 – 2005

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Who was Harold R. Tyler, Jr.?

Harold R. Tyler, Jr. was a United States federal judge.

Born in Utica, New York, Tyler received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1943 and served as a Captain in the United States Army during World War II. He then received an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1949, entering private practice in New York City from 1949 to 1951. He was again a Captain in the United States Army from 1951 to 1952. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York from 1953 to 1955, returning to private practice in New York City from 1955 to 1959. He was an Assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights from 1960 to 1961. He was in private practice in New York City in 1961.

On May 17, 1962, Tyler was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 1962, and received his commission on August 2, 1962. Tyler resigned on April 6, 1975. He was a Deputy U.S. attorney general from 1975 to 1977, thereafter returning to private practice in New York City, until his death in that city in 2005.

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Born
May 14, 1922
Utica
Also known as
  • Harold Tyler, Jr.
Education
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia Law School
Died
May 25, 2005
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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