List of federal judges appointed by John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy.
Byron White, one of Kennedy's two appointments to the Supreme Court.
James R. Browning formerly of the Ninth Circuit, deceased in 2012, was the longest serving Court of Appeals judge appointed by Kennedy.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President John F. Kennedy during his presidency.[1] In total Kennedy appointed two Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, 21 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 102 judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Arthur Goldberg Seat 2 Illinois September 28, 1962 July 26, 1965
Byron White Seat 6 Colorado April 12, 1962 June 28, 1993 April 15, 2002

Courts of Appeals[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Bell, GriffinGriffin Bell Fifth October 5, 1961[2] March 1, 1976
Bell, J. SpencerJ. Spencer Bell Fourth September 27, 1961 March 19, 1967
Browning, James R.James R. Browning Ninth September 18, 1961 September 1, 2000 May 5, 2012
Bryan, Albert VickersAlbert Vickers Bryan Fourth August 15, 1961 May 3, 1972 March 13, 1984
Duniway, Benjamin CushingBenjamin Cushing Duniway Ninth September 22, 1961 October 5, 1976 August 23, 1986
Edwards, Jr., George CliftonGeorge Clifton Edwards, Jr. Sixth December 19, 1963 January 15, 1985 April 8, 1995
Ganey, James CullenJames Cullen Ganey Third August 15, 1961 August 15, 1966 February 7, 1972
Gewin, Walter PettusWalter Pettus Gewin Fifth October 5, 1961[3] November 1, 1976 May 15, 1981
Hays, Paul R.Paul R. Hays Second October 5, 1961[4] September 11, 1974 February 13, 1980
Hill, Delmas CarlDelmas Carl Hill Tenth September 22, 1961 April 1, 1977 December 2, 1989
Kaufman, IrvingIrving Kaufman Second September 22, 1961 July 1, 1987 February 1, 1992
Kiley, Roger JosephRoger Joseph Kiley Seventh June 30, 1961 January 1, 1974 September 6, 1974
Marshall, ThurgoodThurgood Marshall Second October 5, 1961[5] August 23, 1965
McGowan, Carl E.Carl E. McGowan D.C. Cir. March 27, 1963 August 31, 1981 December 21, 1987
Mehaffy, PatPat Mehaffy Eighth July 16, 1963 August 31, 1974 January 31, 1981
Phillips, HarryHarry Phillips Sixth July 3, 1963 January 15, 1979 August 3, 1985
Ridge, Albert AlphonsoAlbert Alphonso Ridge Eighth June 15, 1961 April 16, 1965 March 2, 1967
Seth, OliverOliver Seth Tenth June 20, 1962 December 25, 1984 March 27, 1996
Smith, William FrancisWilliam Francis Smith Third August 30, 1961 February 26, 1968
Swygert, Luther MerrittLuther Merritt Swygert Seventh September 29, 1961 July 1, 1981 March 16, 1988
Wright, J. SkellyJ. Skelly Wright D.C. Cir. March 30, 1962 June 1, 1986 August 6, 1988

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Ainsworth, Jr., Robert AndrewRobert Andrew Ainsworth, Jr. E.D. La. September 22, 1961 August 31, 1966
Allgood, Clarence W.Clarence W. Allgood N.D. Ala. October 5, 1961[2] January 9, 1973 November 30, 1991
Augelli, Anthony ThomasAnthony Thomas Augelli D.N.J. September 22, 1961 April 1, 1972 August 31, 1974
Austin, Richard BevanRichard Bevan Austin N.D. Ill. August 15, 1961 October 10, 1975 February 7, 1977
Barrow, Allen EdwardAllen Edward Barrow N.D. Okla. August 2, 1962 February 26, 1979
Battisti, Frank J.Frank J. Battisti N.D. Ohio September 22, 1961 April 1, 1994 October 19, 1994
Beamer, George N.George N. Beamer N.D. Ind. April 12, 1962 October 21, 1974
Becker, William HenryWilliam Henry Becker W.D. Mo. September 18, 1961 February 8, 1977 February 2, 1992
Beeks, William TrulockWilliam Trulock Beeks W.D. Wash. August 15, 1961 May 31, 1973 December 30, 1988
Blumenfeld, Mosher JosephMosher Joseph Blumenfeld D. Conn. August 15, 1961 January 20, 1977 November 5, 1988
Body, Ralph C.Ralph C. Body E.D. Pa. April 4, 1962 May 30, 1972 June 2, 1973
Bohanon, Luther LeeLuther Lee Bohanon E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
August 30, 1961 August 2, 1974 July 18, 2003
Bonsal, Dudley BaldwinDudley Baldwin Bonsal S.D.N.Y. October 5, 1961[4] December 6, 1976 July 22, 1995
Brewster, LeoLeo Brewster N.D. Tex. October 5, 1961[4] November 1, 1973 November 27, 1979
Brown, BaileyBailey Brown W.D. Tenn. August 21, 1961 September 26, 1979
Brown, Wesley E.Wesley E. Brown D. Kan. April 4, 1962 September 1, 1979 January 23, 2012
Butzner, Jr., John DeckerJohn Decker Butzner, Jr. E.D. Va. June 20, 1962 August 1, 1967
Cannella, John MatthewJohn Matthew Cannella S.D.N.Y. July 3, 1963 December 31, 1977 October 30, 1996
Carr, Charles HardyCharles Hardy Carr S.D. Cal. August 14, 1962 August 18, 1973[6] March 13, 1976
Clarie, T. EmmetT. Emmet Clarie D. Conn. September 18, 1961 January 1, 1983 September 24, 1997
Cohen, Mitchell HarryMitchell Harry Cohen D.N.J. August 2, 1962 September 11, 1974 January 7, 1991
Coolahan, James AloysiusJames Aloysius Coolahan D.N.J. April 7, 1962 June 1, 1974 July 16, 1986
Cooper, Irving BenIrving Ben Cooper S.D.N.Y. October 5, 1961[7] February 7, 1972 September 17, 1996
Cox, William HaroldWilliam Harold Cox S.D. Miss. June 30, 1961 October 4, 1982 February 25, 1988
Craig, Walter EarlyWalter Early Craig D. Ariz. October 2, 1963 October 1, 1979 June 29, 1986
Crary, Elisha AveryElisha Avery Crary S.D. Cal. August 28, 1962 June 24, 1975[6] April 28, 1978
Craven, Jr., James BraxtonJames Braxton Craven, Jr. W.D.N.C. August 10, 1961 July 5, 1966
Croake, Thomas FrancisThomas Francis Croake S.D.N.Y. September 22, 1961 January 31, 1972 July 21, 1978
Curtis, Jr., Jesse WilliamJesse William Curtis, Jr. S.D. Cal. August 27, 1962 December 31, 1975[6] February 5, 1990
Daugherty, Frederick AlvinFrederick Alvin Daugherty E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
October 5, 1961[8] January 12, 1982 April 7, 2006
Davis, Arthur MarshallArthur Marshall Davis D. Ariz. August 21, 1961 July 11, 1963
Decker, Bernard MartinBernard Martin Decker N.D. Ill. December 12, 1962[9] April 2, 1980 November 3, 1993
Dillin, Samuel HughSamuel Hugh Dillin S.D. Ind. September 22, 1961 March 31, 1993 March 13, 2006
Dooling, Jr., John FrancisJohn Francis Dooling, Jr. E.D.N.Y. September 22, 1961 November 30, 1976 January 12, 1981
Doyle, William EdwardWilliam Edward Doyle D. Colo. September 22, 1961 May 17, 1971
Dumbauld, EdwardEdward Dumbauld W.D. Pa. August 3, 1961 December 31, 1976 September 6, 1997
Dyer, David W.David W. Dyer S.D. Fla. September 18, 1961 September 22, 1966
Elliott, J. RobertJ. Robert Elliott M.D. Ga. February 17, 1962 December 31, 2000
Ellis, Frank BurtonFrank Burton Ellis E.D. La. April 12, 1962 November 16, 1965 November 3, 1969
Eschbach, Jesse E.Jesse E. Eschbach N.D. Ind. April 13, 1962 December 11, 1981
Feinberg, WilfredWilfred Feinberg S.D.N.Y. October 5, 1961[4] March 7, 1966
Foley, Roger D.Roger D. Foley D. Nev. July 2, 1962 October 29, 1982 January 7, 1996
Fox, Noel PeterNoel Peter Fox W.D. Mich. July 31, 1962 December 31, 1979 June 3, 1987
Freedman, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln Freedman E.D. Pa. September 22, 1961 July 6, 1964
Fulton, Charles B.Charles B. Fulton S.D. Fla. April 26, 1963 June 30, 1978 May 15, 1996
Garza, Reynaldo GuerraReynaldo Guerra Garza S.D. Tex. April 14, 1961 August 1, 1979
Gibson, Floyd RobertFloyd Robert Gibson W.D. Mo. August 30, 1961 June 20, 1965
Gray, Jr., FrankFrank Gray, Jr. M.D. Tenn. November 20, 1961[8] July 15, 1977 September 6, 1978
Green, Ben CharlesBen Charles Green N.D. Ohio October 5, 1961[10] January 5, 1976 January 12, 1983
Hanson, William CookWilliam Cook Hanson S.D. Iowa
N.D. Iowa
July 23, 1962 August 15, 1977 June 6, 1995
Hughes, Sarah T.Sarah T. Hughes N.D. Tex. October 5, 1961[4] August 4, 1975 April 23, 1985
Jones, William BlakelyWilliam Blakely Jones D.D.C. April 12, 1962 March 20, 1977 July 31, 1979
Larkins, Jr., John DavisJohn Davis Larkins, Jr. E.D.N.C. August 21, 1961 June 8, 1979 February 16, 1990
Larson, Earl RichardEarl Richard Larson D. Minn. August 10, 1961 June 30, 1977 October 31, 2001
Lord III, Joseph SimonJoseph Simon Lord III E.D. Pa. September 15, 1961 July 1, 1982 April 23, 1991
Luongo, Alfred LeopoldAlfred Leopold Luongo E.D. Pa. September 22, 1961 July 19, 1986
MacBride, Thomas JamisonThomas Jamison MacBride N.D. Cal. September 22, 1961 March 25, 1979[11] January 6, 2000
Machrowicz, Thaddeus M.Thaddeus M. Machrowicz E.D. Mich. September 7, 1961 February 17, 1970
Marovitz, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln Marovitz N.D. Ill. October 2, 1963 August 10, 1975 March 17, 2001
Martin, Jr., James RobertJames Robert Martin, Jr. W.D.S.C.
E.D.S.C.
September 18, 1961 November 30, 1979[12] November 14, 1984
McCree, Jr., Wade HamptonWade Hampton McCree, Jr. E.D. Mich. September 29, 1961 September 13, 1966
McLean, Edward CochraneEdward Cochrane McLean S.D.N.Y. August 24, 1962 October 12, 1972
McManus, Edward JosephEdward Joseph McManus N.D. Iowa July 16, 1962 February 9, 1985 Incumbent
McRae, WilliamWilliam McRae S.D. Fla. March 8, 1961 January 27, 1973[13]
Meredith, James HargroveJames Hargrove Meredith E.D. Mo. March 17, 1962 August 31, 1979 December 8, 1988
Michie, Thomas J.Thomas J. Michie W.D. Va. June 30, 1961 November 6, 1967 April 9, 1973
Morgan, Lewis RenderLewis Render Morgan N.D. Ga. August 10, 1961 August 2, 1968
Moynahan, Jr., Bernard ThomasBernard Thomas Moynahan, Jr. E.D. Ky. November 8, 1963 September 30, 1984 September 30, 1999
Nealon, Jr., William JosephWilliam Joseph Nealon, Jr. M.D. Pa. December 13, 1962[14] January 1, 1989 Incumbent
Neese, Charles GelbertCharles Gelbert Neese E.D. Tenn. November 20, 1961[8] August 31, 1982 October 22, 1989
Noel, Jr., James LataneJames Latane Noel, Jr. S.D. Tex. October 5, 1961[4] December 15, 1976 August 29, 1997
Northrop, Edward SkottoweEdward Skottowe Northrop D. Md. September 5, 1961 June 12, 1981 August 12, 2003
Oliver, John WatkinsJohn Watkins Oliver W.D. Mo. April 3, 1962 November 3, 1980 April 25, 1990
Parsons, James BentonJames Benton Parsons N.D. Ill. August 30, 1961 August 30, 1981 June 19, 1993
Payne, Harry VearleHarry Vearle Payne D.N.M. March 27, 1963 April 6, 1978 July 20, 1983
Peck II, John WeldJohn Weld Peck II S.D. Ohio October 5, 1961[15] August 4, 1966
Pence, MartinMartin Pence D. Haw. September 22, 1961 November 18, 1974 January 31, 2000
Plummer, Raymond EugeneRaymond Eugene Plummer D. Alaska September 18, 1961 June 1, 1973 December 26, 1987
Preyer, L. RichardsonL. Richardson Preyer M.D.N.C. October 7, 1961[8] October 9, 1963
Putnam, Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson Putnam W.D. La. September 18, 1961 December 19, 1975 December 16, 2002
Regan, John KeatingJohn Keating Regan E.D. Mo. April 3, 1962 April 7, 1977 March 9, 1987
Rosenberg, LouisLouis Rosenberg W.D. Pa. November 20, 1961[16] January 5, 1976 July 2, 1999
Rosling, GeorgeGeorge Rosling E.D.N.Y. October 5, 1961[4] April 16, 1973
Roth, Stephen JohnStephen John Roth E.D. Mich. May 7, 1962 July 11, 1974
Shaw, RobertRobert Shaw D.N.J. April 12, 1962 July 9, 1972
Sheridan, Michael HenryMichael Henry Sheridan M.D. Pa. August 30, 1961 August 23, 1976
Smith, TalbotTalbot Smith E.D. Mich. October 5, 1961[3] October 31, 1971 December 21, 1978
Spears, Adrian AnthonyAdrian Anthony Spears W.D. Tex. October 5, 1961[4] October 10, 1979 December 31, 1982
Stephens, Jr., Albert LeeAlbert Lee Stephens, Jr. S.D. Cal. September 18, 1961 June 1, 1979[6] September 6, 2001
Templar, Henry GeorgeHenry George Templar D. Kan. April 12, 1962 November 1, 1974 August 5, 1988
Tenney, Charles HenryCharles Henry Tenney S.D.N.Y. December 12, 1963 January 31, 1979 November 11, 1994
Thompson, Bruce RutherfordBruce Rutherford Thompson D. Nev. August 16, 1963 August 31, 1978 February 10, 1992
Thornberry, HomerHomer Thornberry W.D. Tex. December 17, 1963 July 2, 1965
Tyler, Jr., Harold R.Harold R. Tyler, Jr. S.D.N.Y. August 2, 1962 April 6, 1975
Weigel, Stanley AlexanderStanley Alexander Weigel N.D. Cal. August 15, 1962 October 9, 1982 September 30, 1997
West, Elmer GordonElmer Gordon West E.D. La. September 15, 1961 November 27, 1979[17] November 2, 1992
Will, Hubert LouisHubert Louis Will N.D. Ill. September 22, 1961 April 23, 1979 December 9, 1995
Wilson, Frank WileyFrank Wiley Wilson E.D. Tenn. June 15, 1961 September 29, 1982
Winter, Harrison LeeHarrison Lee Winter D. Md. November 9, 1961[8] June 27, 1966
Wyatt, Inzer BassInzer Bass Wyatt S.D.N.Y. September 28, 1962 March 29, 1977 January 17, 1990
Young, George C.George C. Young S.D. Fla.
N.D. Fla.
September 18, 1961 October 19, 1981[18] Incumbent
Zirpoli, Alfonso JosephAlfonso Joseph Zirpoli N.D. Cal. September 22, 1961 September 30, 1975 July 10, 1995

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Almond, Jr., James LindsayJames Lindsay Almond, Jr. 1963 1982[19]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Davis, Oscar HirshOscar Hirsh Davis 1962 1982[19]

References[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 Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 5, 1962, and received commission on February 9, 1962.
  3. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 5, 1962, and received commission on February 9, 1962.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 11, 1962, and received commission on September 14, 1962.
  6. ^ a b c d Reassigned to the newly created United States District Court for the Central District of California by operation of law on September 18, 1966.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 20, 1962, and received commission on September 28, 1962.
  8. ^ a b c d e Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 7, 1962, and received commission on February 17, 1962.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1963, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 28, 1963, and received commission on April 2, 1963.
  10. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1962, and received commission on July 2, 1962.
  11. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California on September 18, 1966.
  12. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina on November 1, 1965.
  13. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on October 29, 1962
  14. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1963, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 1963, and received commission on March 27, 1963.
  15. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on April 11, 1962, and received commission on April 12, 1962.
  16. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1962, and received commission on July 12, 1962.
  17. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana on April 16, 1972.
  18. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on September 17, 1966.
  19. ^ a b Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 1, 1982.

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