Alvin W. Thompson

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Alvin W. Thompson
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Assumed office
August 31, 2018
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
September 2009 – September 2013
Preceded byRobert N. Chatigny
Succeeded byJanet C. Hall
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
October 11, 1994 – August 31, 2018
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byEllen Bree Burns
Succeeded byvacant
Personal details
BornAlvin W. Thompson
1953 (age 64–65)
Baltimore, Maryland
EducationPrinceton University (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)

Alvin W. Thompson (born 1953) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Education and career[edit]

Born in 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland, Thompson received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1978. He was in private practice in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1978 to 1994.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Thompson was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut by President Bill Clinton on September 14, 1994, to a seat vacated by Ellen Bree Burns. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1994, and received his commission on October 11, 1994. He served as Chief Judge from September 2009 to September 2013. He assumed senior status on August 31, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ellen Bree Burns
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1994–2018
Vacant
Preceded by
Robert N. Chatigny
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Janet C. Hall