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Motley, Constance Baker

Born September 14, 1921, in New Haven, CT
Died September 28, 2005, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 26, 1966, to a seat vacated by Archie O. Dawson. Confirmed by the Senate on August 30, 1966, and received commission on August 30, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1982-1986. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1986. Service terminated on September 28, 2005, due to death.

New York University, B.A., 1943
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1946

Professional Career:

Attorney, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1945-1965
Member, New York State Advisory Council on Employment and Unemployment Insurance, 1958-1964
State senator, New York, 1964-1965
Borough president, Manhattan, New York, 1965-1966
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1982-1983