Raymond J. Broderick

Raymond J. Broderick
Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania
In office
April 23, 1971  July 1, 1984
Nominated by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Seat Created
Succeeded by Edmund Ludwig
24th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 17, 1967  January 19, 1971
Governor Raymond Shafer
Preceded by Raymond Shafer
Succeeded by Ernest Kline
Personal details
Born May 29, 1914
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died August 6, 2000(2000-08-06) (aged 86)
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Raymond Joseph "Ray" Broderick (May 29, 1914 – August 6, 2000) was a United States federal judge, and the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1971.


Born in Philadelphia, Broderick received an A.B. from the University of Notre Dame in 1935 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1938. He was assistant counsel to the U.S. Rural Electrification Administration from 1938 to 1941, and was a civilian agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence from 1941 to 1942. During World War II he was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander from 1942 to 1946, after which he returned to private law practice in Philadelphia.

Broderick entered politics as a commissioner to Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania from 1952 to 1954. He was tapped for the Republican Lieutenant Governor nomination in 1966 (Walter Alessandroni was killed in a plane crash and then, as it had been too late to change the ballot in the primary, won that Lt. Gov. nomination posthumously). He was a delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention in 1967, served as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1971, and was a candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1970.

Broderick was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was nominated by President Richard Nixon on March 23, 1971, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294; he was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 21 and received commission on April 23. He took senior status on July 1, 1984, and died of cancer in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania in 2000. He is succeeded by his wife Marjorie Beacom (1920- 2004), his sons Brian Broderick and Timothy Broderick, and his daughters, Tara Broderick and Deirdre Broderick Koerick.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat Created
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Edmund Ludwig
Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Shafer
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Ernest Kline
Party political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Shafer
Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Andrew Lewis
Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Ralph Scalera
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