List of federal judges appointed by Gerald Ford

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President Gerald Ford.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Gerald Ford during his presidency.[1] In total Ford appointed one Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, 11 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 50 judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

# Justice Seat Retiring Justice State Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began
service
Ended
service
1 John Paul Stevens Seat 3 William O. Douglas Illinois November 28, 1975 December 17, 1975 98-0 December 17, 1975 June 29, 2010
John Paul Stevens was Ford's only Supreme Court appointment.

Courts of Appeals[edit]

Anthony Kennedy, named by Ford to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was later elevated to the Supreme Court.
Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Anderson, J. BlaineJ. Blaine Anderson Ninth July 2, 1976 April 16, 1988
Bauer, William JosephWilliam Joseph Bauer Seventh December 20, 1974 October 31, 1994 Incumbent
Fay, Peter T.Peter T. Fay Fifth September 21, 1976 January 19, 1984[2]
Hall, Kenneth KellerKenneth Keller Hall Fourth September 3, 1976 February 24, 1998 July 8, 1999
Henley, Jesse SmithJesse Smith Henley Eighth March 14, 1975 May 31, 1982 October 18, 1997
Hill, James ClinkscalesJames Clinkscales Hill Fifth May 21, 1976 October 15, 1989[2]
Kennedy, AnthonyAnthony Kennedy Ninth March 24, 1975 February 17, 1988[3]
Meskill, Thomas JosephThomas Joseph Meskill Second April 23, 1975 June 30, 1993 October 29, 2007
Tjoflat, Gerald BardGerald Bard Tjoflat Fifth November 21, 1975 Incumbent[2]
Van Graafeiland, EllsworthEllsworth Van Graafeiland Second December 21, 1974 May 5, 1985 November 20, 2004
Wood, Jr., HarlingtonHarlington Wood, Jr. Seventh May 7, 1976 January 15, 1992 December 29, 2008

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Ackerman, James WaldoJames Waldo Ackerman S.D. Ill. July 2, 1976 November 23, 1984[4]
Aronovitz, Sidney M.Sidney M. Aronovitz S.D. Fla. September 21, 1976 October 31, 1988 January 8, 1997
Bramwell, HenryHenry Bramwell E.D.N.Y. December 26, 1974 October 1, 1987 May 28, 2010
Brimmer, Jr., Clarence AddisonClarence Addison Brimmer, Jr. D. Wyo. September 16, 1975 September 27, 2006 Incumbent
Broderick, Vincent LyonsVincent Lyons Broderick S.D.N.Y. October 4, 1976 December 1, 1988 March 3, 1995
Brotman, Stanley SeymourStanley Seymour Brotman D.N.J. March 14, 1975 April 23, 1990 February 21, 2014
Cahn, Edward NormanEdward Norman Cahn E.D. Pa. December 20, 1974 December 31, 1998
Callister, Marion JonesMarion Jones Callister D. Idaho September 1, 1976 June 6, 1989 June 24, 1997
Churchill, James PaulJames Paul Churchill E.D. Mich. December 20, 1974 December 31, 1989 Incumbent
Clarke, Jr., Joseph CalvittJoseph Calvitt Clarke, Jr. E.D. Va. December 20, 1974 July 31, 1991 May 6, 2004
Cohill, Jr., Maurice BlanchardMaurice Blanchard Cohill, Jr. W.D. Pa. May 21, 1976 November 28, 1994 Incumbent
Cook, H. DaleH. Dale Cook E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
December 20, 1974 January 1, 1992 September 22, 2008
Copenhaver, Jr., John ThomasJohn Thomas Copenhaver, Jr. S.D.W.Va. September 3, 1976 Incumbent
Crowley, John PowersJohn Powers Crowley N.D. Ill. June 16, 1976 June 30, 1981
Davis, W. EugeneW. Eugene Davis W.D. La. September 21, 1976 December 9, 1983
Elfvin, John T.John T. Elfvin W.D.N.Y. December 21, 1974 July 1, 1987 January 6, 2009
Fitzgerald, James MartinJames Martin Fitzgerald D. Alaska December 20, 1974 January 1, 1989 April 3, 2011
Flaum, Joel MartinJoel Martin Flaum N.D. Ill. December 20, 1974 June 1, 1983
Gerry, John F.John F. Gerry D.N.J. December 20, 1974 October 1, 1994 March 10, 1995
Goettel, Gerard LouisGerard Louis Goettel S.D.N.Y. March 30, 1976 August 5, 1993 December 19, 2011
Grady, John FrancisJohn Francis Grady N.D. Ill. November 21, 1975 May 23, 1994 Incumbent
Guy, Jr., Ralph B.Ralph B. Guy, Jr. E.D. Mich. May 12, 1976 October 17, 1985
Haden II, Charles HaroldCharles Harold Haden II N.D.W.Va.
S.D.W.Va.
November 21, 1975 March 20, 2004
March 20, 2004[5]
Haight, Jr., Charles S.Charles S. Haight, Jr. S.D.N.Y. March 29, 1976 September 23, 1995 Incumbent
Higginbotham, PatrickPatrick Higginbotham N.D. Tex. December 12, 1975 August 3, 1982
Ingram, William AustinWilliam Austin Ingram N.D. Cal. July 23, 1976 November 15, 1990 May 26, 2002
Kirkland, Sr., Alfred YoungesAlfred Younges Kirkland, Sr. N.D. Ill. December 21, 1974 April 30, 1979 March 19, 2004
Leighton, George NevesGeorge Neves Leighton N.D. Ill. February 4, 1976 December 1, 1987
Manos, John MichaelJohn Michael Manos N.D. Ohio March 29, 1976 April 1, 1991 July 6, 2006
McNagny, Jr., Phil McClellanPhil McClellan McNagny, Jr. N.D. Ind. May 7, 1976 March 28, 1981
Munson, Howard G.Howard G. Munson N.D.N.Y. October 4, 1976 November 5, 1990 October 5, 2008
O'Conor, Jr., Robert J.Robert J. O'Conor, Jr. S.D. Tex. April 25, 1975 September 30, 1984
Poole, Cecil F.Cecil F. Poole N.D. Cal. July 23, 1976 March 31, 1980
Pratt, George C.George C. Pratt E.D.N.Y. May 7, 1976 June 29, 1982
Richey, Mary AnneMary Anne Richey D. Ariz. June 16, 1976 November 25, 1983
Rogers, Richard DeanRichard Dean Rogers D. Kan. August 5, 1975 January 1, 1989 Incumbent
Schwartz, Jr., CharlesCharles Schwartz, Jr. E.D. La. May 7, 1976 February 28, 1991 November 3, 2012
Schwarzer, William W.William W. Schwarzer N.D. Cal. July 23, 1976 April 30, 1991 Incumbent
Sear, Morey LeonardMorey Leonard Sear E.D. La. May 7, 1976 October 31, 2000 September 6, 2004
Sessions, William S.William S. Sessions W.D. Tex. December 20, 1974 November 1, 1987
Shell, Terry LeeTerry Lee Shell W.D. Ark.
E.D. Ark.
September 16, 1975 June 25, 1978
Siler, Jr., Eugene EdwardEugene Edward Siler, Jr. W.D. Ky.
E.D. Ky.
November 13, 1975 September 20, 1991
Stafford, Jr., William HenryWilliam Henry Stafford, Jr. N.D. Fla. May 14, 1975 May 31, 1996 Incumbent
Sterling, Ross N.Ross N. Sterling S.D. Tex. May 7, 1976 January 14, 1988
Takasugi, Robert MitsuhiroRobert Mitsuhiro Takasugi C.D. Cal. May 7, 1976 September 30, 1996 August 4, 2009
Thompson, Ralph GordonRalph Gordon Thompson W.D. Okla. October 14, 1975 December 16, 1999 August 6, 2007
Torruella, Juan R.Juan R. Torruella D.P.R. December 20, 1974 October 30, 1984
Waters, Sr., Laughlin EdwardLaughlin Edward Waters, Sr. C.D. Cal. May 12, 1976 July 6, 1986 June 3, 2002
Williams, Glen MorganGlen Morgan Williams W.D. Va. September 17, 1976 November 21, 1988 November 4, 2012
Wong, Dick YinDick Yin Wong D. Haw. April 25, 1975 December 26, 1978

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c Reassigned by operation of law to the newly created United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981.
  3. ^ Elevated to the United States Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan.
  4. ^ On March 31, 1979, the Districts of Illinois were reorganized, with the elimination of the Eastern District; Ackerman was reassigned by operation of law to the newly created United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and was a judge of that District for the remainder of his service.
  5. ^ After January 14, 1983, Haden only served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

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