History of the Federal Judiciary


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Baer, Harold Jr.
Born February 16, 1933, in New York, NY
Died May 27, 2014, in Stony Brook, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 26, 1994, to a seat vacated by Robert W. Sweet. Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1994, and received commission on August 10, 1994. Assumed senior status on September 8, 2004. Service terminated on May 27, 2014, due to death.

Education:
Hobart College, B.A., 1954
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:
Assistant to the general counsel, Greater New York Mutual Insurance Co., 1958-1959
Assistant counsel, New York State Commission on the Governmental Operations of the City of New York, 1959-1960
Assistant counsel, New York State Commission of Investigation (Special Unit), 1960-1961
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1961-1967
Executive director, Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York City Police Department, 1967-1968
Private practice, New York City, 1968-1970, 1972-1982
First assistant U.S. attorney/chief of Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1970-1972
Adjunct professor, New York Law School, 1974-1983
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1982-1992
Executive judicial officer, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc., 1992-1994

 

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