History of the Federal Judiciary

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Kaplan, Lewis A.
Born 1944 in Staten Island, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 5, 1994, to a seat vacated by Gerard Louis Goettel. Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1994, and received commission on August 10, 1994. Assumed senior status on February 1, 2011.

University of Rochester, A.B., 1966
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Edward McEntee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1969-1970
Private practice, New York City, 1970-1994
Special master, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982-1983


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