Remembering Federal Magistrate Jacob Hagopian

Nov 21, 2017

Federal Magistrate Jacob Hagopian of the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island has died, according to a spokesman for the court. He was 90.

Hagopian was born in Providence on July 3, 1927. He was educated at George Washington University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1957 and earned a law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center in 1970.

A U. S. Army veteran, he served ion the Judge Advocate General’s Office and was an appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Military Review. During his career, he taught at Roger Williams University Law School, Suffolk University, the University of Rhode Island and the U.S. Naval War College. He was awarded an honorary degree from RWU at 2009 commencement exercises.

Appointed as a federal magistrate in 1971, Hagopian retired in 2013.

Funeral arrangements are pending.