History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Newman, Jon Ormond
Born 1932 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 2, 1971, to a seat vacated by William H. Timbers. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1971, and received commission on December 15, 1971. Service terminated on June 25, 1979, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 30, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 1979, and received commission on June 21, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1993-1997. Assumed senior status on July 1, 1997.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1953
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve, 1954-1962
Law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1956-1957
Senior law clerk, Hon. Earl Warren, Supreme Court of the United States, 1957-1958
Private practice, Hartford, Connecticut, 1958-1960, 1969-1971
Special counsel, Gov. Abraham Ribicoff, Connecticut, 1960
Executive assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1961-1962
Administrative assistant, U.S. Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, Connecticut, 1963-1964
U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, 1964-1969

 

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