History of the Federal Judiciary


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Skinner, Walter Jay
Born September 12, 1927, in Washington, DC
Died May 8, 2005, in Concord, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 10, 1973, to a seat vacated by Anthony Julian. Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 1973, and received commission on December 19, 1973. Assumed senior status on September 14, 1992. Service terminated on May 8, 2005, due to death.

Education:
Harvard University, A.B., 1948
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1952-1957, 1965-1973
Private practice, Scituate, Massachusetts, 1957-1963
Town counsel, Scituate, Massachusetts, 1957-1963
Assistant district attorney, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1957-1963
Assistant attorney general and chief of Criminal Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1963-1965
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