History of the Federal Judiciary


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Pooler, Rosemary S.
Born 1938 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 26, 1994, to a seat vacated by Howard G. Munson. Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1994, and received commission on August 10, 1994. Service terminated on June 9, 1998, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 6, 1997, to a seat vacated by Frank X. Altimari. Confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 1998, and received commission on June 3, 1998.

Education:
Brooklyn College, B.A., 1959
University of Connecticut, M.A., 1961
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1965
Harvard University, Program for Senior Managers in Government, 1978
State University of New York at Albany, Certificate in Regulatory Economics, 1985

Professional Career:
Private practice, Syracuse, New York, 1966-1972
Assistant corporation counsel and director of consumer affairs unit, Syracuse, New York, 1972-1973
District representative, Syracuse [New York] Common Council, 1974-1975
Chair and executive director, New York State Consumer Protection Board, 1975-1980
Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission, 1981-1986
Staff director, Committee on Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, New York State Assembly, 1987
Visiting professor of law, Syracuse University, 1987-1988
Vice-president of legal affairs, Atlantic States Legal Foundation, 1989-1990
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Fifth Judicial District, 1990-1994

 

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