List of federal judges appointed by Richard Nixon

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Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President Richard Nixon during his presidency. [1] In total Nixon appointed 235 Article III federal judges, surpassing the previous record of 193 set by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Among these were 4 Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States (including 1 Chief Justice), 45 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, 179 judges to the United States district courts, 3 judges to the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 3 judges to the United States Court of Claims and 1 judge to the United States Customs Court.

Contents

None of Nixon's appointees remain in active service, however 3 appellate judges and 1 district judge remain on senior status. Four additional district judges appointed by Nixon are in senior status as appellate judges by the appointment of later presidents.

United States Supreme Court justices

#Justice Seat StateFormer justiceNomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began
active service
Ended
active service
Ended
retired service
1 Warren E. Burger Chief Minnesota Earl Warren May 22, 1969June 9, 196972–3–1June 23, 1969September 26, 1986June 25, 1995
2 Harry Blackmun 2 Minnesota Abe Fortas April 15, 1970May 12, 197094–0May 14, 1970August 3, 1994March 4, 1999
3 Lewis F. Powell Jr. 1 Virginia Hugo Black October 22, 1971December 6, 197189–1January 7, 1972June 26, 1987August 25, 1998
4 William Rehnquist 9 Arizona [Note 1] John Marshall Harlan II October 22, 1971December 10, 197168–26January 7, 1972September 26, 1986 [Note 2] Elevated

Courts of appeals

#JudgeCircuitNomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 George MacKinnon D.C. April 23, 1969May 5, 1969May 6, 1969May 20, 1983May 1, 1995
2 Roger Robb D.C. April 23, 1969May 5, 1969May 6, 1969May 31, 1982December 19, 1985
3 G. Harrold Carswell Fifth May 12, 1969June 19, 1969June 20, 1969April 20, 1970
4 Eugene Allen Wright Ninth June 23, 1969September 12, 1969September 15, 1969September 15, 1983September 3, 2002
5 John Kilkenny Ninth May 12, 1969September 12, 1969September 16, 1969November 1, 1971February 17, 1995
6 Ozell Miller Trask Ninth June 26, 1969September 12, 1969September 16, 1969October 31, 1979May 5, 1984
7 Arlin Adams Third September 22, 1969October 1, 1969October 2, 1969January 2, 1987
8 Charles Clark Fifth October 7, 1969October 15, 1969October 17, 1969January 15, 1992
9 Henry Luesing Brooks Sixth August 13, 1969December 10, 1969December 11, 1969December 30, 1971
10 John Joseph Gibbons Third December 5, 1969December 17, 1969December 18, 1969January 15, 1990
11 Joe McDonald Ingraham Fifth December 2, 1969December 17, 1969December 18, 1969July 31, 1973May 27, 1990
12 Malcolm Richard Wilkey D.C. February 16, 1970February 24, 1970February 25, 1970December 6, 1984November 8, 1985
13 Wilbur Frank Pell Jr. Seventh December 15, 1969 [Rn 1] April 23, 1970April 24, 1970July 31, 1984September 25, 2000
14 William Ernest Miller Sixth March 3, 1970June 26, 1970July 8, 1970April 12, 1976
15 Max Rosenn Third September 3, 1970October 6, 1970October 7, 1970January 21, 1981February 7, 2006
16 Robert Hugh McWilliams Jr. Tenth September 22, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970August 31, 1984April 10, 2013
17 John Paul Stevens Seventh September 22, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970December 18, 1975Elevated
18 Paul Hitch Roney Fifth / Eleventh October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970October 1, 1989 [2] September 16, 2006
19 Donald Roe Ross Eighth November 30, 1970December 11, 1970December 12, 1970June 13, 1987December 18, 2013
20 W. Wallace Kent Sixth December 8, 1970December 16, 1970December 18, 1970May 28, 1973
21 James E. Barrett Tenth March 25, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971April 8, 1987November 7, 2011
22 Herbert Choy Ninth April 7, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971October 3, 1984March 10, 2004
23 Donald S. Russell Fourth April 7, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971February 22, 1998
24 Robert Arthur Sprecher Seventh March 29, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971May 15, 1982
25 William Edward Doyle Tenth March 25, 1971April 21, 1971April 26, 1971December 28, 1984May 2, 1986
26 Walter R. Mansfield Second April 26, 1971May 20, 1971May 20, 1971July 2, 1981January 8, 1987
27 William Hughes Mulligan Second April 26, 1971May 20, 1971May 27, 1971March 31, 1981
28 James L. Oakes Second May 3, 1971May 20, 1971May 27, 1971June 30, 1992October 13, 2007
29 Roy Laverne Stephenson Eighth June 1, 1971June 18, 1971June 22, 1971April 1, 1982November 5, 1982
30 William H. Timbers Second May 13, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971July 10, 1981November 26, 1994
31 John A. Field Jr. Fourth September 8, 1971September 21, 1971September 22, 1971April 1, 1976December 16, 1995
32 James Rosen Third July 19, 1971September 21, 1971September 22, 1971November 18, 1972
33 James Hunter III Third July 19, 1971September 21, 1971September 23, 1971June 30, 1986February 10, 1989
34 Alfred Goodwin Ninth November 3, 1971November 23, 1971November 30, 1971January 31, 1991Incumbent
35 John Clifford Wallace Ninth May 22, 1972June 28, 1972June 28, 1972April 8, 1996Incumbent
36 Levin H. Campbell First June 15, 1972June 28, 1972June 30, 1972January 3, 1992Incumbent
37 Pierce Lively Sixth September 12, 1972October 3, 1972October 5, 1972January 1, 1989March 12, 2016
38 Hiram Emory Widener Jr. Fourth September 25, 1972October 12, 1972October 17, 1972July 17, 2007September 19, 2007
39 Joseph F. Weis Jr. Third February 13, 1973March 14, 1973March 15, 1973April 1, 1988March 19, 2014
40 Thomas Gibbs Gee Fifth June 11, 1973July 13, 1973July 18, 1973February 1, 1991
41 William H. Webster Eighth June 13, 1973July 13, 1973July 18, 1973February 22, 1978
42 Leonard I. Garth Third July 19, 1973August 3, 1973August 6, 1973June 30, 1986September 22, 2016
43 Joseph Tyree Sneed III Ninth July 25, 1973August 3, 1973August 24, 1973July 21, 1987February 9, 2008
44 Albert J. Engel Jr. Sixth December 5, 1973December 13, 1973December 19, 1973October 1, 1989April 5, 2013
45 Philip Willis Tone Seventh April 22, 1974May 6, 1974May 14, 1974April 30, 1980

District courts

#JudgeCourt
[Note 3]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 James F. Battin D. Mont. February 20, 1969February 25, 1969February 27, 1969February 13, 1990September 27, 1996
2 John Berne Hannum E.D. Pa. March 24, 1969May 5, 1969May 6, 1969May 29, 1984April 23, 2007
3 David W. Williams C.D. Cal. May 8, 1969June 19, 1969June 20, 1969January 17, 1981May 6, 2000
4 Gerald Sanford Levin N.D. Cal. June 13, 1969July 11, 1969July 14, 1969June 5, 1971
5 Hiram Emory Widener Jr. W.D. Va. June 19, 1969July 11, 1969July 14, 1969October 27, 1972Elevated
6 Frank Hampton McFadden N.D. Ala. July 22, 1969August 8, 1969August 9, 1969January 1, 1982
7 Alfred Goodwin D. Ore. September 22, 1969December 10, 1969December 11, 1969December 17, 1971Elevated
8 Robert Dixon Herman M.D. Pa. October 2, 1969December 10, 1969December 11, 1969September 25, 1981April 5, 1990
9 David Lycurgus Middlebrooks Jr. N.D. Fla. October 6, 1969December 10, 1969December 11, 1969August 1, 1974
10 George H. Barlow D.N.J. July 22, 1969December 17, 1969December 18, 1969March 4, 1979
11 Leonard I. Garth D.N.J. July 22, 1969December 17, 1969December 18, 1969August 29, 1973Elevated
12 Philip Charles Wilkins E.D. Cal. October 23, 1969December 17, 1969December 18, 1969January 27, 1983July 8, 1998
13 Barrington D. Parker D.D.C. September 15, 1969December 18, 1969December 19, 1969December 19, 1985June 2, 1993
14 Andrew Wendell Bogue D.S.D. March 19, 1970April 23, 1970April 24, 1970July 1, 1985June 10, 2009
15 James L. Oakes D. Vt. March 31, 1970April 23, 1970April 24, 1970June 5, 1971Elevated
16 Howard Boyd Turrentine S.D. Cal. February 19, 1970April 23, 1970April 24, 1970January 22, 1984August 20, 2010
17 Warren Keith Urbom D. Neb. March 11, 1970April 23, 1970April 24, 1970December 31, 1990July 28, 2017
18 Joseph F. Weis Jr. W.D. Pa. March 11, 1970April 23, 1970April 24, 1970March 27, 1973Elevated
19 Garnett Thomas Eisele E.D. Ark. January 23, 1970August 5, 1970August 6, 1970August 1, 1991November 26, 2017
20 Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy E.D. Mich. September 3, 1970October 6, 1970October 7, 1970October 3, 1979Elevated
21 Edward R. Becker E.D. Pa. September 24, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970January 22, 1982Elevated
22 William W. Knox W.D. Pa. September 28, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970August 30, 1981
23 Frank James McGarr N.D. Ill. September 22, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970June 30, 1986January 15, 1988
24 Edwin L. Mechem D.N.M. September 3, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970July 3, 1982November 27, 2002
25 Leland Clure Morton M.D. Tenn. September 21, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970July 31, 1984April 11, 1998
26 Malcolm Muir M.D. Pa. September 28, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970August 31, 1984July 22, 2011
27 Sam C. Pointer Jr. N.D. Ala. September 22, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970November 19, 1999April 3, 2000
28 Walter King Stapleton D. Del. September 22, 1970October 8, 1970October 14, 1970May 8, 1985Elevated
29 Carl Olaf Bue Jr. S.D. Tex. August 11, 1970October 13, 1970October 15, 1970September 2, 1987December 24, 2020
30 John William Ditter Jr. E.D. Pa. September 28, 1970October 8, 1970October 15, 1970October 19, 1986April 7, 2019
31 Daniel Henry Huyett III E.D. Pa. September 25, 1970October 8, 1970October 15, 1970May 1, 1988May 1, 1998
32 James Rogers Miller Jr. D. Md. September 28, 1970October 13, 1970October 15, 1970December 1, 1986
33 Robert Howard Schnacke N.D. Cal. September 10, 1970October 13, 1970October 15, 1970December 31, 1983June 5, 1994
34 Nauman Scott W.D. La. September 14, 1970October 13, 1970October 15, 1970December 4, 1984September 19, 2001
35 Donald West VanArtsdalen E.D. Pa. September 10, 1970October 8, 1970October 15, 1970October 21, 1985May 21, 2019
36 Clifton Rhodes Bratcher W.D. Ky. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970July 25, 1977
37 Samuel Conti N.D. Cal. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970November 1, 1987August 29, 2018
38 Peter T. Fay S.D. Fla. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970October 8, 1976Elevated
39 Clarkson Sherman Fisher D.N.J. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970October 1, 1987July 27, 1997
40 John Joseph Kitchen D.N.J. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970September 21, 1973
41 Robert B. Krupansky N.D. Ohio October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970March 19, 1982Elevated
42 Charles Allen Moye Jr. N.D. Ga. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970January 1, 1988July 26, 2010
43 William Clark O'Kelley N.D. Ga. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970October 1, 1996July 5, 2017
44 Gordon Thompson Jr. S.D. Cal. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970December 28, 1994July 5, 2015
45 Gerald Bard Tjoflat M.D. Fla. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970December 12, 1975Elevated
46 John Clifford Wallace S.D. Cal. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 16, 1970July 14, 1972Elevated
47 James Lawrence King S.D. Fla. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 19, 1970December 20, 1992Incumbent
48 Nicholas Joseph Walinski Jr. N.D. Ohio October 7, 1970October 13, 1970October 21, 1970December 1, 1985December 24, 1992
49 Owen DeVol Cox S.D. Tex. October 7, 1970November 25, 1970December 1, 1970March 20, 1981July 21, 1990
50 John Feikens E.D. Mich. October 7, 1970 [Rn 2] November 25, 1970December 1, 1970March 1, 1986May 15, 2011
51 William C. Frey D. Ariz. October 7, 1970November 25, 1970December 1, 1970February 16, 1979
52 Robert Madden Hill N.D. Tex. October 7, 1970November 25, 1970December 1, 1970July 20, 1984Elevated
53 Philip Pratt E.D. Mich. October 7, 1970November 25, 1970December 1, 1970February 7, 1989
54 William Steger E.D. Tex. October 7, 1970November 25, 1970December 1, 1970December 31, 1987June 4, 2006
55 José Victor Toledo D.P.R. November 16, 1970November 25, 1970December 1, 1970February 3, 1980
56 John H. Wood Jr. W.D. Tex. October 7, 1970November 25, 1970December 1, 1970May 29, 1979
57 Franklin Taylor Dupree Jr. E.D.N.C. November 30, 1970December 11, 1970December 12, 1970December 31, 1983December 17, 1995
58 Hubert Irving Teitelbaum W.D. Pa. November 24, 1970December 11, 1970December 12, 1970July 2, 1985January 5, 1995
59 Harry W. Wellford W.D. Tenn. November 24, 1970December 11, 1970December 12, 1970September 10, 1982Elevated
60 Albert J. Engel Jr. W.D. Mich. December 15, 1970December 17, 1970December 18, 1970January 4, 1974Elevated
61 Dennis Raymond Knapp S.D. W. Va. December 8, 1970December 16, 1970December 18, 1970February 25, 1983December 25, 1998
62 Barron Patterson McCune W.D. Pa. December 8, 1970December 16, 1970December 18, 1970April 1, 1985September 10, 2008
63 Fred M. Winner D. Colo. December 8, 1970December 16, 1970December 18, 1970April 8, 1982August 1, 1984
64 James Henry Gorbey E.D. Pa. November 30, 1970December 19, 1970December 21, 1970October 24, 1977
65 Robert J. Kelleher C.D. Cal. December 15, 1970December 17, 1970December 21, 1970March 5, 1983June 20, 2012
66 William H. Webster E.D. Mo. December 8, 1970December 17, 1970December 21, 1970August 10, 1973Elevated
67 Harris Kenneth Wangelin E.D. Mo.
W.D. Mo.
December 8, 1970December 17, 1970December 22, 1970May 10, 1983June 10, 1987
68 Frederick Bernard Lacey D.N.J. October 7, 1970October 13, 1970January 26, 1971February 3, 1986
69 Robert Vernon Denney D. Neb. January 28, 1971March 4, 1971March 5, 1971April 16, 1981June 26, 1981
70 Raymond J. Broderick E.D. Pa. March 23, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971July 1, 1984August 6, 2000
71 Richard Cameron Freeman N.D. Ga. March 3, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971December 31, 1991August 22, 1999
72 Walter T. McGovern W.D. Wash. March 29, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971September 30, 1987July 8, 2021
73 Thomas Roberts McMillen N.D. Ill. March 29, 1971April 21, 1971April 23, 1971December 31, 1984September 8, 1985
74 Robert Edward Varner M.D. Ala. December 4, 1970 [Rn 3] April 21, 1971April 23, 1971June 12, 1986May 17, 2006
75 Charles Robert Richey D.D.C. April 14, 1971April 29, 1971May 5, 1971January 23, 1997March 19, 1997
76 William Matthew Byrne Jr. C.D. Cal. April 21, 1971 [Rn 4] May 20, 1971May 20, 1971February 28, 1998January 12, 2006
77 Mark Americus Costantino E.D.N.Y. April 26, 1971May 20, 1971May 20, 1971December 1, 1987June 17, 1990
78 Murray Gurfein S.D.N.Y. April 14, 1971May 20, 1971May 20, 1971September 11, 1974Elevated
79 Leland Chris Nielsen S.D. Cal. April 21, 1971May 20, 1971May 20, 1971June 14, 1985September 23, 1999
80 Lawrence W. Pierce S.D.N.Y. April 26, 1971May 20, 1971May 20, 1971November 30, 1981Elevated
81 Carl Bernard Rubin S.D. Ohio April 29, 1971May 20, 1971May 20, 1971August 2, 1995
82 Robert F. Chapman D.S.C. May 18, 1971May 26, 1971May 27, 1971October 2, 1981Elevated
83 Solomon Blatt Jr. D.S.C. May 18, 1971May 26, 1971May 28, 1971May 7, 1990April 20, 2016
84 Jack Murphy Gordon E.D. La. April 14, 1971June 18, 1971June 22, 1971March 4, 1982
85 Roger Blake West E.D. La. April 14, 1971June 18, 1971June 22, 1971January 24, 1978
86 Aldon J. Anderson D. Utah June 17, 1971July 22, 1971July 22, 1971December 20, 1984March 24, 1996
87 Robert Edward DeMascio E.D. Mich. June 14, 1971July 22, 1971July 22, 1971January 16, 1988March 23, 1999
88 Edward Raymond Neaher E.D.N.Y. June 14, 1971July 22, 1971July 22, 1971May 28, 1982April 19, 1994
89 Paul Benson D.N.D. July 12, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971December 31, 1985April 22, 2004
90 Charles Stanley Blair D. Md. July 14, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971April 20, 1980
91 Charles L. Brieant S.D.N.Y. June 24, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971May 31, 2007July 20, 2008
92 Albert Vickers Bryan Jr. E.D. Va. July 19, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971December 1, 1991August 27, 2019
93 Malcolm Lucas C.D. Cal. July 8, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971April 6, 1984
94 Lawrence Tupper Lydick C.D. Cal. July 8, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971March 1, 1984December 17, 1995
95 Herbert Frazier Murray D. Md. July 19, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971December 31, 1988July 12, 1999
96 Spencer Mortimer Williams N.D. Cal. July 12, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971February 24, 1987January 3, 2008
97 Joseph H. Young D. Md. July 19, 1971July 29, 1971July 29, 1971August 1, 1987March 14, 2015
98 Sherman Glenn Finesilver D. Colo. September 8, 1971September 21, 1971September 22, 1971May 31, 1994December 31, 1994
99 William Brevard Hand S.D. Ala. July 26, 1971September 21, 1971September 22, 1971January 19, 1989September 6, 2008
100 Earl Eugene O'Connor D. Kan. October 19, 1971October 28, 1971November 1, 1971March 1, 1992November 29, 1998
101 William Corwin Stuart S.D. Iowa October 13, 1971October 28, 1971November 1, 1971April 30, 1986August 12, 2010
102 William J. Bauer N.D. Ill. September 14, 1971November 8, 1971November 10, 1971January 3, 1975Elevated
103 Charles M. Allen W.D. Ky. November 17, 1971November 23, 1971November 30, 1971October 1, 1985January 4, 2000
104 Levin H. Campbell D. Mass. November 12, 1971November 23, 1971November 30, 1971August 31, 1972Elevated
105 James Stuart Holden D. Vt. November 11, 1971November 23, 1971November 30, 1971January 29, 1984November 18, 1996
106 Clarence Charles Newcomer E.D. Pa. November 17, 1971November 23, 1971November 30, 1971January 19, 1988August 22, 2005
107 Ralph Francis Scalera W.D. Pa. November 12, 1971November 23, 1971November 30, 1971May 1, 1976
108 Leroy John Contie Jr. N.D. Ohio November 19, 1971December 1, 1971December 6, 1971March 23, 1982Elevated
109 Thomas Aquinas Flannery D.D.C. November 18, 1971December 1, 1971December 6, 1971May 10, 1985September 20, 2007
110 Kenneth Keller Hall S.D. W. Va. November 22, 1971December 1, 1971December 6, 1971September 26, 1976Elevated
111 Anthony Alaimo S.D. Ga. November 29, 1971December 2, 1971December 9, 1971July 1, 1991December 30, 2009
112 J. Blaine Anderson D. Idaho December 1, 1971December 4, 1971December 9, 1971July 23, 1976Elevated
113 Richard A. Dier D. Neb. December 2, 1971December 6, 1971December 9, 1971December 7, 1972
114 Clifford Scott Green E.D. Pa. December 1, 1971December 4, 1971December 9, 1971April 2, 1988May 31, 2007
115 Charles Byron Renfrew N.D. Cal. November 29, 1971December 2, 1971December 9, 1971February 27, 1980
116 Morell Edward Sharp W.D. Wash. November 24, 1971December 2, 1971December 9, 1971October 19, 1980
117 Arnold Bauman S.D.N.Y. December 2, 1971December 11, 1971December 15, 1971August 15, 1974
118 Lee Parsons Gagliardi S.D.N.Y. December 2, 1971December 11, 1971December 15, 1971July 17, 1985October 30, 1998
119 William Terrell Hodges M.D. Fla. December 8, 1971December 11, 1971December 15, 1971May 2, 1999January 4, 2022
120 Jon O. Newman D. Conn. December 2, 1971December 11, 1971December 15, 1971June 25, 1979Elevated
121 Bruce Van Sickle D.N.D. December 10, 1971December 11, 1971December 15, 1971February 28, 1985April 21, 2007
122 Richard Wellington McLaren N.D. Ill. December 2, 1971December 2, 1971January 26, 1972February 25, 1976
123 Philip Willis Tone N.D. Ill. November 29, 1971December 2, 1971January 26, 1972May 17, 1974Elevated
124 Wilbur Dawson Owens Jr. M.D. Ga. January 21, 1972February 17, 1972March 1, 1972February 1, 1995April 28, 2010
125 Louis Bechtle E.D. Pa. February 14, 1972March 2, 1972March 7, 1972April 30, 1993June 30, 2001
126 James L. Foreman E.D. Ill. /S.D. Ill. February 16, 1972March 2, 1972March 7, 1972June 1, 1992 [3] June 3, 2012
127 Howard David Hermansdorfer E.D. Ky. February 16, 1972March 2, 1972March 7, 1972January 31, 1981
128 James M. Burns D. Ore. March 22, 1972May 25, 1972June 2, 1972November 24, 1989December 21, 2001
129 Norman Charles Roettger Jr. S.D. Fla. April 13, 1972May 31, 1972June 2, 1972June 17, 1997July 26, 2003
130 Otto Richard Skopil Jr. D. Ore. March 22, 1972March 25, 1972June 2, 1972October 20, 1979Elevated
131 Albert Wheeler Coffrin D. Vt. May 3, 1972June 8, 1972June 9, 1972January 31, 1989January 13, 1993
132 Charles Wycliffe Joiner E.D. Mich. April 25, 1972June 8, 1972June 9, 1972August 15, 1984March 10, 2017
133 Samuel Pailthorpe King D. Haw. May 22, 1972June 28, 1972June 28, 1972November 30, 1984December 7, 2010
134 Hiram Hamilton Ward M.D.N.C. May 18, 1972June 28, 1972June 28, 1972August 20, 1988April 4, 2002
135 William Benner Enright S.D. Cal. June 13, 1972June 28, 1972June 30, 1972July 12, 1990March 7, 2020
136 Thomas P. Griesa S.D.N.Y. June 15, 1972June 28, 1972June 30, 1972March 13, 2000December 24, 2017
137 Whitman Knapp S.D.N.Y. June 15, 1972June 28, 1972June 30, 1972November 23, 1987June 14, 2004
138 Charles E. Stewart Jr. S.D.N.Y. June 15, 1972June 28, 1972June 30, 1972January 2, 1985October 28, 1994
139 Eldon Brooks Mahon N.D. Tex. June 23, 1972June 28, 1972July 3, 1972October 1, 1989December 3, 2005
140 Robert L. Carter S.D.N.Y. June 15, 1972July 21, 1972July 25, 1972December 31, 1986January 3, 2012
141 Marshall Allen Neill E.D. Wash. June 13, 1972August 2, 1972August 9, 1972October 6, 1979
142 Kevin Duffy S.D.N.Y. September 25, 1972October 12, 1972October 17, 1972January 10, 1998September 30, 2016
143 Frank Harlan Freedman D. Mass. August 14, 1972October 12, 1972October 17, 1972January 1, 1992August 21, 2003
144 Hernan Gregorio Pesquera D.P.R. September 5, 1972October 12, 1972October 17, 1972September 8, 1982
145 Joseph L. Tauro D. Mass. September 12, 1972October 12, 1972October 17, 1972September 26, 2013November 30, 2018
146 James Clinton Turk W.D. Va. September 25, 1972October 12, 1972October 17, 1972November 1, 2002July 6, 2014
147 Robert Joseph Ward S.D.N.Y. September 25, 1972October 12, 1972October 17, 1972February 1, 1991August 5, 2003
148 Vincent Pasquale Biunno D.N.J. February 21, 1973April 10, 1973April 17, 1973March 23, 1982July 30, 1991
149 James Hughes Hancock N.D. Ala. March 20, 1973April 10, 1973April 17, 1973May 1, 1996July 24, 2020
150 Daniel John Snyder Jr. W.D. Pa. March 6, 1973April 10, 1973April 17, 1973May 11, 1980
151 Junius Foy Guin Jr. N.D. Ala. March 20, 1973April 10, 1973April 18, 1973February 3, 1989November 8, 2016
152 Albert Gerard Schatz D. Neb. April 12, 1973May 10, 1973May 11, 1973April 30, 1985
153 Herbert Allan Fogel E.D. Pa. February 13, 1973May 14, 1973May 15, 1973May 1, 1978
154 Prentice Marshall N.D. Ill. June 27, 1973July 13, 1973July 18, 1973October 19, 1988April 15, 1996
155 John Francis Nangle E.D. Mo. June 13, 1973July 13, 1973July 18, 1973May 10, 1990August 24, 2008
156 Harlington Wood Jr. S.D. Ill. May 11, 1973July 13, 1973July 18, 1973May 28, 1976Elevated
157 John A. Reed Jr. M.D. Fla. July 6, 1973August 3, 1973August 6, 1973December 31, 1984
158 Allen Sharp N.D. Ind. September 13, 1973October 4, 1973October 11, 1973November 1, 2007July 10, 2009
159 William C. Conner S.D.N.Y. November 9, 1973December 13, 1973December 19, 1973March 31, 1987July 9, 2009
160 R. James Harvey E.D. Mich. December 5, 1973December 13, 1973December 19, 1973March 31, 1984July 20, 2019
161 Richard Owen S.D.N.Y. November 15, 1973December 13, 1973December 19, 1973September 30, 1989November 20, 2015
162 Walter Jay Skinner D. Mass. October 10, 1973December 14, 1973December 19, 1973September 14, 1992May 8, 2005
163 Herbert Jay Stern D.N.J. December 7, 1973December 19, 1973December 28, 1973January 4, 1987
164 Robert Firth C.D. Cal. February 6, 1974March 1, 1974March 8, 1974October 31, 1979January 4, 1984
165 Richard Paul Matsch D. Colo. January 31, 1974March 1, 1974March 8, 1974July 1, 2003May 26, 2019
166 Joseph Leo McGlynn Jr. E.D. Pa. January 31, 1974March 1, 1974March 8, 1974February 14, 1990February 23, 1999
167 Thomas Collier Platt Jr. E.D.N.Y. January 31, 1974March 1, 1974March 8, 1974February 1, 2001March 4, 2017
168 Tom Stagg W.D. La. February 18, 1974March 7, 1974March 8, 1974February 29, 1992June 23, 2015
169 Joseph Wilson Morris E.D. Okla. March 19, 1974April 5, 1974April 12, 1974July 31, 1978
170 Wendell Alverson Miles W.D. Mich. March 29, 1974April 10, 1974April 17, 1974May 6, 1986July 30, 2013
171 Murray Merle Schwartz D. Del. March 21, 1974April 5, 1974April 17, 1974July 24, 1989January 11, 2013
172 David Dortch Warriner E.D. Va. May 6, 1974May 16, 1974May 21, 1974March 17, 1986
173 Robert Morton Duncan S.D. Ohio May 1, 1974June 13, 1974June 20, 1974April 15, 1985
174 Robert William Porter N.D. Tex. April 22, 1974June 13, 1974June 20, 1974January 17, 1990November 6, 1991
175 Donald S. Voorhees W.D. Wash. May 28, 1974June 13, 1974June 20, 1974November 30, 1986July 7, 1989
176 Henry Curtis Meanor D.N.J. May 8, 1974June 13, 1974June 25, 1974February 7, 1983
177 William H. Orrick Jr. N.D. Cal. May 31, 1974June 21, 1974July 8, 1974October 31, 1985August 14, 2003
178 Henry Frederick Werker S.D.N.Y. May 31, 1974June 21, 1974July 9, 1974May 10, 1984
179 James Clinkscales Hill N.D. Ga. July 9, 1974August 8, 1974August 9, 1974May 26, 1976Elevated

Specialty courts (Article III)

United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

#JudgeNomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Donald Edward Lane May 14, 1969June 19, 1969June 20, 1969May 30, 1979
2 Howard Thomas Markey May 3, 1972June 21, 1972June 22, 1972April 30, 1991 [4]
3 Jack Miller June 28, 1973June 28, 1973July 6, 1973June 6, 1985 [4] August 29, 1994

United States Court of Claims

#JudgeNomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Shiro Kashiwa November 30, 1971December 2, 1971January 3, 1972January 7, 1986 [4]
2 Robert Lowe Kunzig November 18, 1971December 2, 1971January 3, 1972February 21, 1982
3 Marion T. Bennett May 22, 1972June 28, 1972June 28, 1972March 1, 1986 [4] September 2, 2000

United States Customs Court

#JudgeNomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Nils Boe July 28, 1971August 6, 1971August 10, 1971April 30, 1984 [5] July 30, 1992

Notes

  1. Rehnquist was born and raised in Wisconsin, and lived and worked for various periods of years in Ohio, California, and Washington D.C., before settling in Arizona.
  2. Elevated to Chief Justice by President Ronald Reagan on September 26, 1986, ending his service on seat 9.
  3. See List of United States district and territorial courts
Renominations
  1. Renominated on January 23, 1970.
  2. Originally nominated to a different seat on the same court by President Eisenhower on June 10, 1960. Renominated January 10, 1961. Given a recess appointment on October 13, 1960. Service ended on September 27, 1961 after the nomination wasn't confirmed.
  3. Renominated on February 10, 1971.
  4. Was previously nominated by President Johnson on October 1, 1968 to a different seat on the same court. That nomination expired at the end of the term. Renominated by President Johnson on January 9, 1969. That nomination was withdrawn by President Nixon on January 23, 1969. Renominated on April 21, 1971 by President Nixon to a different seat on the same court.

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  1. All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. Originally appointed to the Fifth Circuit, but reassigned by operation of law to the newly created Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981.
  3. On March 31, 1979, the Districts of Illinois were reorganized and Foreman was reassigned by operation of law to the Southern District.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 1, 1982.
  5. Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of International Trade on November 1, 1980.

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