History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Tauro, Joseph Louis
Born 1931 in Winchester, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 12, 1972, to a seat vacated by Francis J. W. Ford. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission on October 17, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1992-1999. Assumed senior status on September 26, 2013.

Brown University, A.B., 1953
Cornell Law School, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1956-1958
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1959-1960
Private practice, Boston and Lynn, Massachusetts, 1960-1971
Chief legal counsel, Gov. John A. Volpe, Massachusetts, 1965-1968
U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, 1972


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