History of the Federal Judiciary

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Seitz, Collins Jacques
Born June 20, 1914, in Wilmington, DE
Died October 16, 1998, in Wilmington, DE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on February 28, 1966, to a seat vacated by John Biggs, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on June 9, 1966, and received commission on June 9, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1971-1984. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1989. Service terminated on October 16, 1998, due to death.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1987-1994; presiding judge, 1987-1994

University of Delaware, A.B., 1937
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1940-1946
Vice chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, 1946-1951
Justice, Delaware Supreme Court, 1949-1951
Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, 1951-1966
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