History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Cowen, Robert E.
Born 1930 in Newark, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 7, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on November 1, 1985, and received commission on November 4, 1985. Service terminated on November 16, 1987, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 7, 1987, to a seat vacated by James Hunter, III. Confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 1987, and received commission on November 9, 1987. Assumed senior status on September 4, 1998.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1978-1985

Education:
Drake University, B.S., 1952
Rutgers School of Law -- Newark, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Walter Conklin, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1958-1959
Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1959-1969
Assistant prosecutor, Essex County, New Jersey, 1969-1970
Deputy attorney general, State of New Jersey, 1970-1973
Director, Division of Ethics and Professional Services, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Trenton, New Jersey, 1973-1978

 

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