History of the Federal Judiciary

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Winter, Ralph K. Jr.
Born 1935 in Waterbury, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 18, 1981, to a seat vacated by Walter Roe Mansfield. Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1981, and received commission on December 10, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1997-2000. Assumed senior status on September 30, 2000.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 2003-2010

Yale University, B.A., 1957
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1960

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Caleb M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1960-1961
Law clerk, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1961-1962
Faculty, Yale Law School, 1962-1982; research associate and lecturer, 1962-1964; assistant/associate professor, 1964-1968; professor of law, 1968-1982
Consultant, Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1968-1972
Senior fellow, Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C., 1968-1970
Guggenheim fellow, Washington, D.C., 1971-1972
Adjutant scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., 1972-1981


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