History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Griesa, Thomas Poole
Born 1930 in Kansas City, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on June 15, 1972, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972, and received commission on June 30, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1993-2000. Assumed senior status on March 13, 2000.

Harvard University, A.B., 1952
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Coast Guard, 1952-1954
Attorney, Admiralty and Shipping Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1958-1960
Private practice, New York City, 1960-1972


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