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Burns, Ellen Bree
Born 1923 in New Haven, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on February 15, 1978, to a seat vacated by M. Joseph Blumenfeld. Confirmed by the Senate on May 17, 1978, and received commission on May 18, 1978. Served as chief judge, 1988-1992. Assumed senior status on September 1, 1992.

Education:
Albertus Magnus College, B.A., 1944
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1947

Professional Career:
Special assistant, Commission to Revise the Connecticut General Statutes, 1947-1948
Attorney, Legislative Legal Services, Connecticut General Assembly, 1949-1973
Judge, Connecticut Circuit Court, 1973-1974
Judge, Connecticut Court of Common Pleas, 1974-1976
Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, 1976-1978

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