History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Finesilver, Sherman Glenn
Born October 1, 1927, in Denver, CO
Died October 12, 2006, in Denver, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 8, 1971, to a seat vacated by William E. Doyle. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1971, and received commission on September 22, 1971. Served as chief judge, 1982-1994. Assumed senior status on May 31, 1994. Service terminated on December 31, 1994, due to retirement.

University of Colorado, B.A., 1949
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:
Assistant city attorney, Denver, Colorado, 1952-1955
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1952-1955, 1995-
Judge, Denver County [Colorado] Court, 1955-1962
Judge, Colorado District Court, Second Judicial District, 1962-1971
Research Collections


Submit Questions About Judicial History