Harris Hartz

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Harris Hartz
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Assumed office
December 10, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Bobby Baldock
Personal details
Born (1947-01-20) January 20, 1947 (age 72)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University

Harris L. Hartz (born January 20, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was nominated to that court by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to replace Judge Bobby Ray Baldock, who took Senior status. Hartz was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 6, 2001, by a vote of 99-0.


Hartz received both his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Prior to his appointment to the Tenth Circuit, Hartz had a record of experience both in public service and private practice. He was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico from 1972–1975, and thereafter spent a year as an assistant professor of law at University of Illinois College of Law. He served on the Governor of New Mexico's Organized Crime Prevention Commission from 1976–1979, first as counsel, then as executive director. After that, he was in private practice for nine years before serving as a judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals from 1988-1999. He then returned to private practice until his elevation to the federal bench.

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Preceded by
Bobby Baldock
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit