History of the Federal Judiciary

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Jenkins, Bruce Sterling
Born 1927 in Salt Lake City, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 28, 1978, to a seat vacated by Willis W. Ritter. Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 1978, and received commission on September 22, 1978. Served as chief judge, 1984-1993. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1994.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Utah, 1973-1978

University of Utah, B.A., 1949
University of Utah College of Law, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1945-1946
Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1952-1965
Assistant attorney general, State of Utah, 1952
Deputy county attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1954-1958
Referee in bankruptcy, District of Utah, 1965-1973
State senator, Utah, 1959-1965
Adjunct professor, University of Utah, 1987-1988


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