Connecticut State Library with state seal

Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 233, page(s) 920


The Honorable James P. Doherty died on July 18, 1995. He was ninety-six years old. Judge Doherty was first appointed to the bench in 1959 and became a state trial referee in 1969. A lifelong resident of Hamden, Judge Doherty served on that town's board of education from 1925 to 1927 and on the board of selectmen from 1928 to 1933. He was prosecuting attorney for the Hamden Town Court from 1933 to 1938 and judge of the Hamden Town Court from 1949 to 1951 and 1955 to 1959.

Judge Doherty received his B.A. degree from Holy Cross College in 1923 and his L.L.B. degree from Yale University School of Law in 1927. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar that same year.

Judge Doherty and his wife, Mary McGrath Doherty, were the parents of three daughters and four sons.