History of the Federal Judiciary


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Cooper, Mary Little
Born 1946 in Fond du Lac, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1992, and received commission on March 2, 1992. Assumed senior status on August 31, 2011.

Education:
Bryn Mawr College, A.B., 1968
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1972-1984
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking, Trenton, New Jersey, 1984-1990
Vice-president and general counsel, Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance, Holmdel, New Jersey, 1990-1992

Nominated and served until February 26, 1998, under the name Mary Little Parell.

 

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