History of the Federal Judiciary

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Sifton, Charles Proctor
Born March 18, 1935, in New York, NY
Died November 9, 2009, in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 16, 1977, to a seat vacated by John F. Dooling, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1977, and received commission on October 12, 1977. Served as chief judge, 1995-2000. Assumed senior status on March 18, 2000. Service terminated on November 9, 2009, due to death.

Harvard College, B.A., 1957
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:
Fulbright Scholar, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany, 1957-1958
Private practice, New York City, 1961-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1977
Staff counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1962-1964
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1966-1969; chief appellate attorney, 1968-1969


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