History of the Federal Judiciary


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Carrigan, James R.
Born 1929 in Mobridge, SD

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 October 10, 1994. Service terminated on August 19, 1995, due to retirement.

Education:
University of North Dakota, Ph.B., 1953
University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1953
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1956

Professional Career:
Private practice, Williston, North Dakota, 1953-1954
Assistant professor of law, University of Denver, 1956-1959
Visiting associate professor, New York University School of Law, 1958
Visiting associate professor, Washington University School of Law, 1959-1960
Judicial administrator, State of Colorado, 1960-1961
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1961-1962
Professor of law, University of Colorado, 1961-1967
Private practice, Denver and Boulder, Colorado, 1967-1976
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 1976-1979
Arbitrator, Judicial Arbiter Group, Denver, Colorado, 1995-

 

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