Peter T. Fay

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Peter Fay
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
October 1, 1981 – January 19, 1994
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Stanley Marcus
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
September 21, 1976 – October 1, 1981
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by David Dyer
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
October 16, 1970 – September 21, 1976
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by William Hoeveler
Personal details
Born (1929-01-18) January 18, 1929 (age 85)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Rollins College
University of Florida

Peter Thorpe Fay (born January 18,1929) is an American lawyer and judge.[1]

Fay was born in 1929 in Rochester, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951 from Rollins College. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant from 1951 to 1953 before attending the University of Florida College of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1956.

Fay was in private practice in Miami, Florida from 1956 to 1970. Fay practiced at Patton & Kanner in 1956, Nichols, Gaither, Green, Frates & Beckham from 1956 to 1961, and Frates, Fay, Floyd & Pearson from 1961 to 1970.[2] President Richard Nixon nominated Fay to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on October 7, 1970, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1970, he received commission three days later.

President Gerald Ford nominated Fay to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on June 11, 1976, to the seat vacated by David William Dyer. Confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 1976, he received commission four days later. Fay was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981. He assumed senior status on January 19, 1994.

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Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1970–1976
Succeeded by
William Hoeveler
Preceded by
David Dyer
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1976–1981
Seat abolished
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1981–1994
Succeeded by
Stanley Marcus