History of the Federal Judiciary


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Bissell, John Winslow
Born 1940 in Exeter, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 23, 1982, to a seat vacated by Vincent P. Biunno. Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1982, and received commission on December 10, 1982. Served as chief judge, 2001-2005. Service terminated on September 1, 2005, due to retirement.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1962
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. A. S. Lane, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1965-1966
Private practice, Morristown, New Jersey, 1966-1969, 1972-1978
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1969-1971; chief, Civil Division, 1971
Judge, Essex County [New Jersey] District Court, 1978-1981
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1981-1982

 

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