History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Northrop, Edward Skottowe
Born June 12, 1911, in Chevy Chase, MD
Died August 12, 2003, in Sandy Spring, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 23, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 1, 1961, and received commission on September 5, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1970-1981. Assumed senior status on June 12, 1981. Service terminated on August 12, 2003, due to death.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1985-1992

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1937

Professional Career:
Village manager, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1935-1941
Village attorney, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1941-1961
U.S. Navy commander, 1941-1945
Private practice, Rockville, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., 1945-1961
State senator, Maryland, 1954-1961; majority leader, 1958-1961


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