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Charles Fried
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Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
In office
September 1995 – June 1999
Appointed by William Weld
Preceded by Joseph Nolan
Succeeded by Judith Cowin
Solicitor General of the United States
In office
June 1, 1985 – January 20, 1989
Acting: June 1, 1985 – October 23, 1985
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Rex Lee
Succeeded by William Bryson (Acting)
Personal details
Born April 15, 1935 (1935-04-15) (age 86)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Anne Summerscale
Children 2
Education Princeton University (BA)
University of Oxford (BA)
Columbia University (LLB)

Charles Fried (born April 15, 1935) is a Czech-born American jurist and lawyer of Jewish descent. He served as United States Solicitor General under President Ronald Reagan from 1985 to 1989. He is a professor at Harvard Law School and has been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School.

Fried is the author of nine books and over 30 journal articles, and his work has appeared in over a dozen collections.

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