History of the Federal Judiciary

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Mansfield, Walter Roe
Born July 1, 1911, in Boston, MA
Died January 8, 1987, in Christ Church, New Zealand

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a seat vacated by John M. Cashin. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission on June 29, 1966. Service terminated on June 8, 1971, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 26, 1971, to a seat vacated by Leonard Page Moore. Confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1971, and received commission on May 20, 1971. Assumed senior status on July 2, 1981. Service terminated on January 8, 1987, due to death.

Harvard College, A.B., 1932
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1935

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1935-1939, 1941-1942, 1946-1966
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1939-1941
U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-1946
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