Alan Cooke Kay
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii|
January 2, 2000
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii|
|Preceded by||Harold Michael Fong|
|Succeeded by||David Alan Ezra|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii|
September 15, 1986 – January 2, 2000
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333.|
|Succeeded by||John Michael Seabright|
July 5, 1932 |
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Noel Emily Murchie (divorced)
Patricia Eileen Patmont
|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)
|Parents||Harold Thomas Kay and Anna Frances Cooke|
|Alma mater||Princeton University
Boalt Hall School of Law
Alan Cooke Kay (born July 5, 1932) is s Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Kay was born in 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His 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.
He served as a U.S. Marine Corps Corporal, 1953–1955, was in private practice in Honolulu 1960-1986, and was director of the Legal Aid Society in Honolulu 1968-1971.
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. Served as chief judge, 1991–1999 and assumed senior status on January 2, 2000.
Rice–Cooke family tree
Harold Michael Fong
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
David Alan Ezra
new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
John Michael Seabright