History of the Federal Judiciary

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Weinshienk, Zita Leeson
Born 1933 in St. Paul, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 1, 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 April 3, 1998. Service terminated on March 31, 2011, due to retirement.

University of Arizona, B.A., 1955
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1958

Professional Career:
Probation counselor, legal advisor and referee, Denver [Colorado] Juvenile Court, 1959-1964
Judge, Denver [Colorado] Municipal Court, 1964-1965
Judge, Denver County [Colorado] Court, 1965-1971
Judge, Colorado District Court, Second Judicial District, 1972-1979


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