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.

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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