Robert Boochever

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Robert Boochever
Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
June 18, 1980 – June 10, 1986
Nominated by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Shirley Hufstedler
Succeeded by Diarmuid O'Scannlain
Associate Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court
In office
March 22, 1972 – October 1980
Appointed by William A. Egan
Preceded by John H. Dimond
Succeeded by Allen T. Compton
Personal details
Born (1917-10-02)October 2, 1917
New York City, New York, United States
Died October 9, 2011(2011-10-09) (aged 94)
Pasadena, California, United States
Alma mater Cornell University

Robert Boochever (October 2, 1917 – October 9, 2011) was a United States federal judge and a Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.

Born in New York City, New York, Boochever received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1939, where he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society, and an LL.D. from Cornell Law School in 1941. He was a Captain in the United States Army Infantry during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. He was an assistant United States Attorney in Juneau, Alaska from 1946 to 1947, thereafter working in private practice in Juneau until 1972. He was a Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court from 1972 to 1980, serving as Chief Justice from 1975 to 1978.

On May 22, 1980, Boochever was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. vacated by Shirley Hufstedler. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 18, 1980, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on June 10, 1986. He served in that capacity until his death, though he did not hear any new cases in the last few years of his life.

Boochever died on October 9, 2011, of natural causes at the age of 94 at his home in Pasadena, California.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Shirley Hufstedler
Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1980–1996
Succeeded by
Diarmuid O'Scannlain
Preceded by
John H. Dimond
Associate Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court
1972–1980
Succeeded by
Allen T. Compton