A few notes on using the database:
· The “Judge Identification Number” is an arbitrary number generated by the Federal Judicial History Office to organize the database and does not represent the order in which judges were appointed to the bench. When a judge is appointed to a subsequent court, that entry is also preceded by the original “Judge Identification Number”.
· The large number of blank fields in most records is to accommodate those judges who have been appointed to multiple judicial positions in the federal courts. This makes the data easier to drop into a spreadsheet program.
· “Retirement from Active Service” refers to the date a judge assumes senior status. When a judge fully retires, resigns, dies, is elevated to another court, or is removed from office, that date is listed under “Termination Date” followed by the reason for termination.
· Published references to information from this database should use the citation: History of the Federal Judiciary. http://www.fjc.gov. Web site of the Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC.
If you have any questions about the information in the database, please contact the Federal Judicial History Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-502-4180.