History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Skopil, Otto Richard Jr.
Born June 3, 1919, in Portland, OR
Died October 18, 2012, in Portland, OR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 22, 1972, to a seat vacated by Alfred T. Goodwin. Confirmed by the Senate on March 25, 1972, and received commission on June 2, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1976-1979. Service terminated on October 20, 1979, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 14, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1986. Service terminated on October 18, 2012, due to death.

Education:
Willamette University, B.A., 1941
Willamette University College of Law, LL.B., 1946

Professional Career:
U.S Navy lieutenant, Supply Corps, 1942-1946
Private practice, Salem, Oregon, 1946-1972
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