Robert B. Kugler
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|Robert B. Kugler|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey|
December 4, 2002
|Nominated by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Joseph E. Irenas|
|Born||1950 (age 64–65)
Camden, New Jersey
|Alma mater||Syracuse University
Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Robert Byron Kugler (born 1950) is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Born in Camden, New Jersey, Kugler received a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1975 and a J.D. from Rutgers University Law School in Camden in 1978. He was a law clerk, Hon. John F. Gerry, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1978 to 1979. He was an Assistant Prosecutor, Camden County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey from 1979 to 1981. He was a Deputy attorney general of Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety from 1981 to 1982. He was in private practice in New Jersey from 1982 to 1992.
Kugler was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1992 to 2002. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on August 1, 2002, to a seat on the District Court vacated by Joseph E. Irenas. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002, and received his commission on December 4, 2002.
Kugler is the son of George F. Kugler, Jr., who served as New Jersey Attorney General from 1970 to 1974. His brother Pete Kugler played ten seasons in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Robert B. Kugler at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- "George Kugler Jr., former N.J. attorney general". Newsday. 2004-08-05. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
Kugler is survived by his wife; two sisters; a stepbrother; and four sons. One son, Peter D. Kugler, of Littleton, Colo., played professional football for several years, including in three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers. Another son, Robert Kugler, is a federal judge who was confirmed by the Senate in 2002.