History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Kleinfeld, Andrew Jay
Born 1945 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 26, 1986, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on May 14, 1986, and received commission on May 15, 1986. Service terminated on October 7, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 23, 1991, to a seat vacated by Alfred Theodore Goodwin. Confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1991, and received commission on September 16, 1991. Assumed senior status on June 12, 2010.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, 1971-1974

Education:
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1966
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. J.A. Rabinowitz, Alaska Supreme Court, 1969-1971
Private practice, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1971-1986

 

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