The History of the Federal Judiciary portion of the Federal Judicial Center’s Web site presents basic reference information about the history of the federal courts and the judges who have served on the federal courts since 1789. It was compiled by the Federal Judicial History Office in furtherance of the Federal Judicial Center’s statutory mandate to “conduct, coordinate, and encourage programs relating to the history of the judicial branch of the United States government.”
Bruce A. Ragsdale, director of the Federal Judicial History Office at the Federal Judicial Center, serves as editor-in-chief of the History of the Federal Judiciary site. Jake Kobrick, research historian, serves as the managing editor.
Published references to information found on the site should use the citation: History of the Federal Judiciary. http://www.fjc.gov. Web site of the Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.
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