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U.S. District Court in Connecticut

U.S. District Judges for Connecticut, 1789-2017 (may be incomplete!)
Richard Law 1789-1806 Pierpont Edwards 1806 William Bristol 1826-36 Andrew T. Judson 1836 Charles A. Ingersoll 1853-60 William D. Shipman 1860-73 Nathaniel Shipman 1873-92 William Kneeland Townsend 1892 James Perry Platt 1902-13 Edwin Stark Thomas 1913-39 Warren B. Burrows 1928-30 Carroll Clark Hincks 1931 J. Joseph Smith 1941-60 Robert Palmer Anderson 1954-64 William H. Timbers 1960 T. Emmet Clarie 1961-82 Mosher Joseph Blumenfeld 1961-77 Jon O. Newman 1971 T. F. Gilroy Daly 1977-96 Ellen Bree Burns 1978-92 Warren William Eginton 1979-92 Jose Alberto Cabranes 1979-94 Alfred V. Covello 1992-2003 Robert N. Chatigny 1994-2016 Dominic J. Squatrito 1994-2004 Janet Bond Arterton 1995- Janet C. Hall 1997- Mark R. Kravitz 2003-12 Vanessa Lynne Bryant 2007- Michael Peter Shea 2012- Jeffrey Alker Meyer 2014- Victor Allen Bolden 2014-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1806 Jan 26: Richard Law, died in office.
  • 1836 Mar 7: William Bristol, died in office.
  • 1860 Feb 7: Charles A. Ingersoll, died in office.
  • 1873 Apr 16: William D. Shipman, resigned.
  • 1913 Jan 26: James Perry Platt, died in office.
  • 1930 Oct 20: Warren B. Burrows, resigned.
  • 1939 Apr 12: Edwin Stark Thomas, resigned.
  • 1977 Jan 20: Mosher Joseph Blumenfeld, took senior status.
  • 1992 Aug 1: Warren William Eginton, took senior status.
  • 1992 Sep 1: Ellen Bree Burns, took senior status.
  • 1996 Jul 11: T. F. Gilroy Daly, died in office.
  • 2003 Feb 4: Alfred V. Covello, took senior status.
  • 2004 Nov 1: Dominic J. Squatrito, took senior status.
  • 2012 Sep 30: Mark R. Kravitz, died in office.
  • 2016 Dec 31: Robert N. Chatigny, took senior status.
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