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Patterson, Robert Porter, Jr.
Died April 21, 2015, in New York, NY
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 14, 1988, to a seat vacated by Whitman Knapp. Confirmed by the Senate on October 5, 1988, and received commission on October 6, 1988. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1998. Service terminated on April 21, 2015, due to death.
Harvard College, B.A., 1947
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1950
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1956
Private practice, New York City, 1950-1952, 1956-1988
Assistant counsel, New York State Crime Commission, 1952-1953
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1953-1954, 1954-1956
Assistant counsel, U.S. Senate Banking and Currency Committee, 1954
Special hearing officer for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1968
Minority counsel, Select Committee Pursuant to U.S. House of Representatives Resolution Number 1, 1967