Ancer L. Haggerty

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Ancer L. Haggerty
United States District Judge Ancer Lee Haggerty.png
Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
In office
2002 – January 31, 2009
Preceded by Michael Robert Hogan
Succeeded by Ann Aiken
Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
In office
March 28, 1994 – August 26, 2009
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Owen M. Panner
Succeeded by Michael H. Simon
Personal details
Born (1944-08-26) August 26, 1944 (age 70)
Vanport, Oregon, U.S.
Alma mater University of Oregon
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1967–1970

Ancer Lee Haggerty (born August 26, 1944)[1] is a former judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. At the time of his nomination to the federal bench by President Clinton in 1993, he was serving as an Oregon circuit court judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Haggerty graduated University of Oregon with a B.S. in 1967, and after service in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970, entered Hastings College of Law of the University of California, earning a J.D. in 1973.


After four years in the Metropolitan Public Defenders office in Portland, Oregon, Haggerty entered private practice. He served as chief judge of the court from 2002 until 2009.[2] He retired at the end of 2014.[3]

Haggerty was the presiding judge in the trail of White Aryan Resistance (WAR) founder and leader, Tom Metzger (white supremacist), over his involvement in a murder committed by skinhead members of Portland's East Side White Pride.


  1. ^ "JTBF". 
  2. ^ "Courthouse News" (PDF) XV (1). United States District Court for the District of Oregon. January 20, 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  3. ^ Denson, Bryan (December 31, 2014). "Ancer Haggerty, presiding judge in two notorious neo-Nazi cases in Portland, hangs up robes". The Oregonian. 

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