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The Honorable Milton E. J. Reinhard, Jr., retired Circuit Court judge, died on January 22, 1989.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Judge Reinhard lived in Bridgeport for fifty-two years. He was active in local politics for many years prior to his appointment to the bench in 1960. He served three terms in the House of Representatives and two terms in the state Senate. He was elected to the Bridgeport Board of Education for three terms.
Judge Reinhard started the first Honor Court, a program for alcoholics, while a member of the Circuit Court. He was named director of the city's Childhood Lead Paint Prevention Program by Mayor John Mandanici.
He was a graduate of Junior College of Connecticut, American University and the Yale Law School.
He was a member of the Park City Knights of Columbus and Ancient Order of Hibernians, and past trustee of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.
Judge Reinhard is survived by his wife, Evelyn Bynak Reinhard; three sons, William B. Reinhard, Kenneth E. Reinhard and Jeffrey P. Reinhard; two brothers, Dr. Warren J. Reinhard and Dr. Harold E. Reinhard; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.