Nicholas H. Politan: United States federal judge (born: 1935 - died: 2012)
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Nicholas H. Politan
United States federal judge

Nicholas H. Politan

Nicholas H. Politan
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Intro United States federal judge
Was Lawyer Judge
From United States of America
Field Law
Gender male
Birth 13 November 1935, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 20 February 2012, Atlantis, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA (aged 76 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Rutgers University
Rutgers School of Law–Newark
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Nicholas H. Politan (November 13, 1935 – February 20, 2012) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Politan received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Rutgers University in 1957 and a Bachelor of Laws from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1960. He was a law clerk for Judge Gerald McLaughlin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1960 to 1961. He was in private practice in Lyndhurst, New Jersey from 1961 to 1964, then in Jersey City, New Jersey until 1972, and then in Lyndhurst until 1987. He was a director and chairman of the executive committee of the County Trust Company in Lyndhurst from 1980 to 1987.

Federal judicial service

On August 7, 1987, Politan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Judge Herbert Jay Stern. Politan was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 6, 1987, and received his commission on November 9, 1987. Politan served in that capacity until his retirement on January 4, 2002.


Politan died on February 20, 2012, in Atlantis, Florida.


  • Nicholas H. Politan at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Herbert Jay Stern
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Freda L. Wolfson
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