History of the Federal Judiciary


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Babcock, Lewis Thornton
Born 1943 in Rocky Ford, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 23, 1988, to a seat vacated by John L. Kane. Confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1988, and received commission on October 17, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2000-2007. Assumed senior status on April 4, 2008.

Education:
University of Denver, B.A., 1965
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1968
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1988

Professional Career:
Colorado National Guard, 1968-1974
Private practice, Rocky Ford, Colorado, 1968-1976
City attorney, Las Animas, Colorado, 1969-1974
City attorney, Rocky Ford, Colorado, 1970-1976
Assistant district attorney, Sixteenth Judicial District, Colorado, 1973-1976
Judge, Colorado District Court, Sixteenth Judicial District, 1976-1983; chief judge, 1978-1983
Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1983-1988

 

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