Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, February 11, 2004


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Memorial Service for Judge Harry Hupp Set for Feb. 28


By a MetNews Staff Writer


A memorial service for Senior U.S. District Judge Harry Hupp, who died Jan. 27 at age 74, will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, a court official said yesterday.

The service will be held at San Marino Community Church at 1750 Virginia Road in San Marino and will begin at 3 p.m., the official said. Family members, who have organized the service, have asked that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Pomona College, Stanford University Law School, the San Gabriel Unified School District, the Diabetes Society, or the American Heart Association.

The official said plans for a court-sponsored memorial service, possibly in April, are also being made.

Hupp, who served on the state and federal benches for 30 years, died of a stroke after several years of ill health. A colleague noted the judge had recently been undergoing dialysis three times a week, but continued to work productively.

He was named to the District Court by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and took senior status in 1997.

Reagan also, as governor, appointed Hupp to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1972. The jurist was honored as Trial Judge of the Year in 1983 by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

He joined Beardsley, Hufstedler & Kemble shortly after earning his law degree from Stanford in 1955 and remained with the firm until Reagan tapped him for the bench 17 years later. He became a Beardsley Hufstedler partner in 1961.

Hupp attended Beverly Hills High School and served in Japan and Korea during the Korean War after undergraduate work at Pomona College. He chaired the LACBA delegation to the State Bar Conference of Delegates in 1971, capping a decade of service as a delegate, and twice served as president of the San Gabriel School District Board of Education.


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