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Judge Hart T. Mankin
1933 - 1996

Judge Hart T. Mankin was nominated by the President of the United States to the position of Associate Judge of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals and was confirmed by the United States Senate in August 1990.

Judge Mankin attended Northwestern University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of the South (Sewanee) as well as a certificate of completion of Education for Ministry from its School of Theology. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston.

Judge Mankin served in the United States Air Force, both on active duty and in the Reserve. He was honorably discharged.

Judge Mankin was Vice President and General Counsel of the Columbia Gas System from 1973 to 1989. His prior Federal service included service as General Counselor of the U.S. General Services Administration from 1969 to 1971 and as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy from 1971 to 1973. He was also a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

Judge Mankin served on numerous educational, philanthropic, governmental boards of directions and was Chairman of the Council on Volunteer Services for the State of Delaware.

Judge Mankin lectured and wrote in the areas of law, politics, theology, and ethics. He has been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law, and The Philosopher's Index.

Judge Mankin lived with his wife in Lewes, Delaware and Washington, D.C. and was the father of three adult children and grandfather of five.

The Honorable Hart T. Mankin died on May 28, 1996, after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.