Andrew Augustine Caffrey
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
October 17, 1986 – October 6, 1993
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||Anthony Julian|
|Succeeded by||Frank Harlan Freedman|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
October 13, 1960 – October 17, 1986
|Nominated by||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Appointed by||Dwight D. Eisenhower (recess)|
John F. Kennedy (commission)
|Preceded by||William T. McCarthy|
|Succeeded by||Edward F. Harrington|
Andrew Augustine Caffrey
November 2, 1920
|Died||November 6, 1993 (aged 73)|
West Palm Beach, Florida
|Education||College of the Holy Cross (A.B.)|
Boston College Law School (LL.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
Andrew Augustine Caffrey (October 2, 1920 – October 6, 1993) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Education and career
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Caffrey received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1941, and was in the United States Army Signal Corps, Intelligence Branch, during World War II, from 1942 to 1946. He then received a Bachelor of Laws in 1948 from Boston College Law School and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in the same year. He was an associate professor at Boston College Law School from 1948 to 1955. He was Chief of the Civil Division of the Office of United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1955 to 1959, and First Assistant United States Attorney in that office from 1959 to 1960.
Federal judicial service
Caffrey received a recess appointment from President Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 13, 1960, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts vacated by Judge William T. McCarthy. He was nominated to the same position by President Eisenhower on January 10, 1961. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1961, and received his commission from President John F. Kennedy on August 16, 1961. He served as Chief Judge from 1972 to 1986. He was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1973 to 1979. He was a member of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation from 1975 to 1990, serving as Chair of that panel from 1980 to 1990. He assumed senior status on October 17, 1986. His service terminated on October 6, 1993, due to his death in West Palm Beach, Florida.
- Andrew Augustine Caffrey at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
William T. McCarthy
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Edward F. Harrington
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Frank Harlan Freedman