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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 201, page(s) 823

THE HONORABLE MILTON A. FISHMAN
1931-1986

Superior Court Judge Milton A. Fishman, 55, of Meriden, died on September 15, 1986.

Judge Fishman was appointed to the Circuit Court in 1973. He became a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1974 and joined the Superior Court bench in 1978.

Judge Fishman was born in Fairfield on July 30, 1931, son of the late Aaron and Rose (Elsky) Fishman. He graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven and from Yale University, where he received his B.A. degree in 1953. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force between 1954 and 1956 and then enrolled in the Boston College School of Law where he received his J.D. degree in 1959. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar that same year.

Judge Fishman was engaged in the private practice of law in Cheshire from 1959 to 1966, serving also as a part-time prosecutor in the Circuit Court. He became a full-time prosecutor in 1966 and held that position until his appointment to the bench. He was a frequent lecturer in criminal law at seminars and training sessions for law enforcement officials.

During his career on the bench he attended the American Academy of Judicial Education and the National Judicial College.

Judge Fishman was a member of the Wolcott Masonic Temple, a founder of Temple Beth David in Cheshire and president of the Legal Foundation, Inc. He served on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Judges Association. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.

He was survived by his wife, Linda, and two children.

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