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Trager, David G.
Born December 23, 1937, in Mount Vernon, NY
Died January 5, 2011, in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2006. Service terminated on January 5, 2011, due to death.

Columbia University, B.A., 1959
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1963-1967
Assistant corporation counsel, New York City, 1967
Law clerk, Hon. Kenneth B. Keating, New York State Court of Appeals, 1968-1969
Law clerk, Hon. Stanley H. Fuld, New York State Court of Appeals, 1969
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1970-1972
Faculty, Brooklyn Law School, 1972-1974, 1978-1993; associate professor of law, 1972-1974; professor of law, 1978-1993; dean, 1983-1993
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1974-1978
Chairman, New York State Temporary Commission on Investigations, 1983-1990
Member, Mayor's Committee on the Judiciary, New York City, 1981-1989

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, November 27, 1991; no Senate vote
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