John J. Harrington

John J. Harrington

Born: November 30, 1917
Died: January 15, 2005

John J. Harrington


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  • US Army
Battle Star

Battle Stars (2)

788th Field Artillery Battalion. A World War II combat officer, he was later recognized by ​B’nai B’rith for his participation in the liberation of Bergen-Belson. Following the war he was assigned to the U.S. Army Attorney General?s Office to help prosecute war crimes in Germany. Trial Judge Advocate. War Crimes Investigator and Prosecutor. Investigated, defended and prosecuted over 100 General Courts Martial subsequent to V-E Day. Engaged in investigation of alleged war crimes. Worked on the apprehension of Nazi War Criminals. Screened and Interrogated internees in allied prisons. Developed cases for trial before Allied Tribunals. Participated in War Crimes Trials as Prosecutor. After his service to our country, Mr. Harrington was a Lawyer with Harrington & Harrington, Fall River, MA. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Bristol County Bar Association, Fall River Bar Association, and was licensed to practice in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Graduating president of his class in 1935 from B.M.C. Durfee High School, he earned highest honors from Brown University in 1939, was awarded Phi Beta Kappa, and received his law degree from Boston University in 1942.