Sterry R. Waterman

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Sterry Robinson Waterman (June 12, 1901 - February 6, 1984) was a lawyer and federal judge from Vermont.

Waterman graduated Dartmouth College and "read law" before being admitted to practice. He practiced law in St. Johnsbury, Vermont for many years and also served as general counsel of the Vermont Unemployment Compensation Commission for four years. In 1936, Waterman was a delegate representing Vermont at the Republican National Convention. He was also a member of the Vermont Uniform State Laws Commission from 1938 to 1958.[citation needed]

In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Waterman to serve as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, succeeding to the "Vermont seat" on the court previously occupied by Judge Harrie B. Chase who had taken senior status. Waterman served on the Second Circuit for 15 years before himself assuming senior status in 1970. He died in 1984. His personal and official papers are archived at the University of Vermont.

Preceded by
Harrie B. Chase
Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Succeeded by
James Lowell Oakes