Archives of Maryland
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John R. Hargrove , Sr.
MSA SC 3520-12031


Born: October 25, 1923, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Education Howard University, B.A., 1947 University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B, 1950. Admitted to the bar c.1950. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sergeant, 1943-1946. Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1950-1955. Died April 1, 1997, Asburton, MD.

1st African-American Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1955-1957. Deputy U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 1957-1962. Associate Judge, People’s Court, Baltimore City, 1962-1963. Associate Judge, Municipal Court, Baltimore City, 1968-1971. Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District No. 1 Baltimore, Maryland, 1971-1974. Associate Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1974-1984. Juvenile Court Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, 1977-1980. Judge, U.S. District Court, Maryland, 1984-1997, Appointed by President Ronald Regan on January 30, 1984; confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 1984.

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