Peter K. Leisure

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Honorable
Peter K. Leisure
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
In office
15 June 1984 – 21 March 1997
Nominated by Ronald Reagan, 25 May 1984
Preceded by Milton Pollack
Succeeded by William H. Pauley III
Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
In office
22 March 1997 – 17 September 2013 (his death)
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1962-1966
Personal details
Born 21 March 1929
New York, New York
Died September 17, 2013(2013-09-17) (aged 84)
New York, New York
Alma mater Columbia Law School; Yale University, B.A., 1952; University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1958
Military service
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 1953-1955
Rank Lieutenant, artillery

Peter Keeton Leisure (March 21, 1929 – September 17, 2013) was a United States federal judge.[1]

Born in New York, New York, Leisure received a B.A. from Yale University in 1952 and attended Columbia Law School, but was in the United States Army Lieutenant, Artillery from 1953 to 1955. He received an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1958. He was in private practice in New York City from 1958 to 1961. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York from 1962 to 1966. He was in private practice in New York City from 1966 to 1984.

Leisure was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Leisure was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 25, 1984, to a seat vacated by Milton Pollack. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission the same day. He assumed senior status on March 21, 1997, and he retired in 2010.

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