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Bonsal, Dudley Baldwin
Born October 6, 1906, in Bedford, NY
Died July 22, 1995, in Bedford, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1962. Confirmed by the Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962. Assumed senior status on December 6, 1976. Service terminated on July 22, 1995, due to death.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1981-1984

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1927
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1930

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1930-1942, 1945-1961
Chief counsel, U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs, 1942-1945
Judge, U.S. Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, 1977-1987

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, September 23, 1961; no Senate vote
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