Alfred Albert Arraj

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Alfred Albert Arraj
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
August 31, 1976 – October 23, 1992
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
1959–1976
Preceded byWilliam Lee Knous
Succeeded byFred M. Winner
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
August 6, 1957 – August 31, 1976
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byJean Sala Breitenstein
Succeeded byJohn L. Kane Jr.
Personal details
Born
Alfred Albert Arraj

(1906-09-01)September 1, 1906
Kansas City, Missouri
DiedOctober 23, 1992(1992-10-23) (aged 86)
Denver, Colorado
EducationUniversity of Colorado Law School (LL.B.)

Alfred Albert Arraj (September 1, 1906 – October 23, 1992) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Kansas City, Missouri,[1] Arraj received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Colorado Law School in 1928.[1] He was in private practice in Denver, Colorado from 1928 to 1929, in Springfield, Colorado from 1929 to 1933, back in Denver from 1934 to 1936, and again in Springfield from 1936 to 1942. He was a major in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, thereafter returning to his Springfield practice until 1949. He was a District Judge of the 15th Judicial District of Colorado from 1949 to 1957.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 2, 1957, Arraj was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by Judge Jean Sala Breitenstein. Arraj was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1957, and received his commission on August 6, 1957. He served as Chief Judge from 1959 to 1976. He was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1964 to 1967, and a board member of the Federal Judicial Center from 1974 to 1976. He assumed senior status on August 31, 1976, and served in that capacity until his death on October 23, 1992, in Denver.[2]

Honor[edit]

The federal courthouse in Denver is named after Arraj.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arraj, Alfred Albert". Who was who in America : with world notables, v. XI (1993-1996). New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 9. ISBN 0837902258.
  2. ^ a b Alfred Albert Arraj at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ "Contact Us - US District Court of Colorado". www.cod.uscourts.gov.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Jean Sala Breitenstein
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
1957–1976
Succeeded by
John L. Kane Jr.
Preceded by
William Lee Knous
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
1959–1976
Succeeded by
Fred M. Winner