Alan Cooke Kay

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Alan Kay
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
Assumed office
January 2, 2000
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
In office
1991–1999
Preceded by Harold Michael Fong
Succeeded by David Alan Ezra
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
In office
September 15, 1986 – January 2, 2000
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by John Michael Seabright
Personal details
Born Alan Cooke Kay
(1932-07-05) July 5, 1932 (age 86)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Relations Clarence Hyde Cooke
(maternal grandfather)
Anna Rice Cooke
(great grandmother)
Charles Montague Cooke
(great grandfather)
William Harrison Rice
(great-great grandfather)
Amos Starr Cooke
(great-great grandfather)
Education Princeton University (A.B.)
UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.B.)

Alan Cooke Kay (born July 5, 1932) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Education and career[edit]

Born on July 5, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kay attended Princeton University where he received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1957 and the UC Berkeley School of Law where he received a Bachelor of Laws in 1960. He served as a United States Marine Corps Corporal from 1953 to 1955. He was in private practice in Honolulu from 1960 to 1986, and was director of the Legal Aid Society in Honolulu from 1968 to 1971.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Kay was nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 3, 1986, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333 on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 12, 1986, and received his commission on September 15, 1986. He served as Chief Judge from 1991 to 1999 and assumed senior status on January 2, 2000.[1]

Relations and family tree[edit]

Kay's father was Harold Thomas Kay (1896–1976) and mother was Anna Frances Cooke (1903–1956). His maternal grandfather was Clarence Hyde Cooke (1876–1944), great grandparents Anna Rice Cooke (1853–1934) and Charles Montague Cooke (1849–1909), and great-great grandfathers include William Harrison Rice (1813–1863) and Amos Starr Cooke (1810–1871). He had two children from his first wife Noel Emily Murchie, and one from his second wife Patricia Eileen Patmont.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alan Cooke Kay at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Family forest for Thomas Emerson" (PDF). October 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
1986–2000
Succeeded by
John Michael Seabright
Preceded by
Harold Michael Fong
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
1991–1999
Succeeded by
David Alan Ezra