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 new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333.
Succeeded by John Michael Seabright
Personal details
Born (1932-07-05) July 5, 1932 (age 84)
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)
Children Three
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.

Life[edit]

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.[1]

He attended Princeton University where he got an A.B. in 1957 and the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law where he received an LL.B., 1960.

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.[2]

Family tree[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family forest for Thomas Emerson" (PDF). October 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  2. ^ Kay, Alan Cooke profile from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges of the Federal Judicial Center.

External links[edit]

Legal offices
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
Preceded by
new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
1986–2000
Succeeded by
John Michael Seabright