History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Fay, Peter Thorp
Born 1929 in Rochester, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1970, and received commission on October 16, 1970. Service terminated on October 8, 1976, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Gerald Ford on June 11, 1976, to a seat vacated by David William Dyer. Confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 1976, and received commission on September 21, 1976. Service terminated on October 1, 1981, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1994. Assumed senior status on January 19, 1994.

Education:
Rollins College, B.A., 1951
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force lieutenant, 1951-1953
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1956-1970

 

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