History of the Federal Judiciary


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Baer, Harold Jr.
Born 1933 in New York, 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.

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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