History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Goettel, Gerard Louis
Born August 5, 1928, in New York, NY
Died December 19, 2011, in Danbury, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Gerald Ford on March 2, 1976, to a seat vacated by Arnold Bauman. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1976, and received commission on March 30, 1976. Assumed senior status on August 5, 1993. Service terminated on December 19, 2011, due to death.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1971-1976

Duke University, B.A., 1950
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1955

Professional Career:
U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant, 1951-1953
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1955-1958
Deputy chief, Attorney General's Special Group on Organized Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, 1958-1959
Private practice, New York City, 1959-1962, 1968-1969
Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company, 1962-1968
Associate general counsel, The Overmyer Company, 1969-1971


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