Alfred Albert Arraj
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Arraj received an LL.B. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1928. He was in private practice in Denver, Colorado from 1928 to 1929, in Springfield, Colorado from 1929 to 1933, back in Denver from 1934 to 1936, and again in Springfield from 1936 to 1942. He was a major in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, thereafter returning to his Springfield practice until 1949. He was a district judge on the 15th Judicial District of Colorado from 1949 to 1957.
On July 2, 1957, Arraj was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by Jean S. Breitenstein. Arraj was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1957, and received his commission on August 6, 1957. He served as chief judge from 1959 to 1976, assuming senior status on August 31, 1976 and serving in that capacity until his death, in Denver.
The federal courthouse in Denver is named after him.