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Dorsey, Peter Collins

Born March 24, 1931, in New London, CT
Died January 21, 2012, in New Haven, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 7, 1983, to a seat vacated by T. Emmet Clarie. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1983, and received commission on July 19, 1983. Served as chief judge, 1994-1998. Assumed senior status on January 2, 1998. Service terminated on January 21, 2012, due to death.

Yale University, B.A., 1953
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1959

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1953-1956
Private practice, New Haven, Connecticut, 1959-1974, 1977-1983
U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, 1974-1977
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1996-1998