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Biographical directory of the federal judiciary, 1789-2000.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
x, 864 pages ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
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This directory provides essential biographical information on all judges and justices who have ever served in any level of the federal court system. The Directory also includes extensive histories of current and past courts; information on official court records and Internet court opinion locators; and bibliographic information.

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Booklist Review

This volume is much more than its title implies. Certainly, it is a useful directory to the more than 2,800 men and women who have served on the federal judiciary. Alphabetically arranged entries provide vital statistics and summarize each person's education, professional history, and federal judicial service. They also contain references to manuscript collections for those justices and judges whose primary source material has been collected, making this a valuable reference work for researchers. But in addition to biographical material, the book includes legislative histories, lists of judicial appointments, and a bibliography for each district court, court of appeals, circuit court, and the Supreme Court. The location of each court's official records and Web sources for its opinions are noted. This information is also provided for federal courts of special jurisdiction established under Article III of the U.S. Constitution but not for those that, like the Court of Federal Claims, were created under Article I. One editorial error is puzzling: the introductory section on courts of special jurisdiction states that "biographies of the judges follow the description of their respective courts." No such biographies appear either here or in the main biography section. In fact, neither judges of courts of special jurisdiction nor bankruptcy judges are included in the directory. The book also discusses and reproduces landmark judicial legislation and, in a section called "Topics in Judicial History," lists interesting facts such as the oldest and youngest judges, first women judges, first minority judges, judges who have been impeached, etc. Judges of the United States (Judicial Conference of the United States, 1978) provides similar biographical information, but despite plans for periodic revision, it apparently has not been updated. Because the Bernan volume provides 22 additional years of biographical coverage in an easy-to-read format while also offering information useful to serious researchers, law libraries, state libraries and archives, and large academic and public libraries will want to purchase it. Biographical information about current federal judges (including bankruptcy and magistrate judges) can be found in Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (Aspen Law and Business 1984-).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States and the Federal Judiciaryp. 3
U.S. Supreme Courtp. 5
Supreme Court Chartp. 9
Federal Judicial Circuits
The Federal Judicial Circuitsp. 15
U.S. Circuit Courts and the Federal Judiciaryp. 21
U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuitp. 23
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second Circuitp. 25
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Third Circuitp. 27
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuitp. 29
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fifth Circuitp. 31
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuitp. 35
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuitp. 39
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Eighth Circuitp. 41
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Ninth Circuitp. 45
U.S. Circuit Courts for the Tenth Circuitp. 49
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, 1801-1863p. 51
U.S. Circuit Court for the Districts of Californiap. 53
United States Courts of Appeals
The U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Federal Judiciaryp. 57
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuitp. 59
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuitp. 61
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuitp. 64
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuitp. 67
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuitp. 71
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuitp. 75
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuitp. 79
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuitp. 83
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuitp. 87
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuitp. 91
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuitp. 95
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuitp. 97
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuitp. 101
United States District Courts
The U.S. District Court and the Federal Judiciaryp. 105
U.S. District Court of Alabamap. 107
U.S. District Court of Alaskap. 111
U.S. District Court of Arizonap. 113
U.S. District Court of Arkansasp. 115
U.S. District Court of Californiap. 119
U.S. District Court of Coloradop. 127
U.S. District Court of Connecticutp. 129
U.S. District Court of Delawarep. 133
U.S. District Court of District of Columbiap. 135
U.S. District Court of Floridap. 139
U.S. District Court of Georgiap. 143
U.S. District Court of Hawaiip. 147
U.S. District Court of Idahop. 149
U.S. District Court of Illinoisp. 151
U.S. District Court of Indianap. 157
U.S. District Court of Iowap. 161
U.S. District Court of Kansasp. 165
U.S. District Court of Kentuckyp. 169
U.S. District Court of Louisianap. 173
U.S. District Court of Mainep. 179
U.S. District Court of Marylandp. 181
U.S. District Court of Massachusettsp. 185
U.S. District Court of Michiganp. 189
U.S. District Court of Minnesotap. 193
U.S. District Court of Mississippip. 197
U.S. District Court of Missourip. 201
U.S. District Court of Montanap. 205
U.S. District Court of Nebraskap. 207
U.S. District Court of Nevadap. 209
U.S. District Court of New Hampshirep. 213
U.S. District Court of New Jerseyp. 215
U.S. District Court of New Mexicop. 219
U.S. District Court of New Yorkp. 221
U.S. District Court of North Carolinap. 229
U.S. District Court of North Dakotap. 235
U.S. District Court of Ohiop. 237
U.S. District Court of Oklahomap. 243
U.S. District Court of Oregonp. 247
U.S. District Court of Pennsylvaniap. 249
U.S. District Court of Puerto Ricop. 255
U.S. District Court of Rhode Islandp. 257
U.S. District Court of South Carolinap. 259
U.S. District Court of South Dakotap. 263
U.S. District Court of Tennesseep. 265
U.S. District Court of Texasp. 269
U.S. District Court of Utahp. 275
U.S. District Court of Vermontp. 277
U.S. District Court of Virginiap. 279
U.S. District Court of Washingtonp. 283
U.S. District Court of West Virginiap. 287
U.S. District Court of Wisconsinp. 291
U.S. District Court of Wyomingp. 295
United States Federal Courts of Special Jurisdiction
U.S. Federal Courts of Special Jurisdictionp. 299
Landmark Judicial Legislationp. 309
Topics in Judicial History
The Administration of the Federal Judiciaryp. 331
Congressional Committees on the Judiciaryp. 333
Judicial Conference Servicep. 335
Directors of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courtsp. 340
Directors of the Federal Judicial Centerp. 340
Notable Records of Judicial Servicep. 340
Impeachments of Federal Judgesp. 343
Biographiesp. 347