Charles Andrew Muecke

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Charles Andrew Muecke (February 20, 1918 – September 21, 2007) was a United States federal judge.

Born in New York, New York, Muecke received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1941and an LL.B. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1953. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Major during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, and remained at that rank in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve until 1950. Because of his excellent German, he was tapped by the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) to go to France, where he worked with German defectors to return to Germany to spy on the Nazi regime.

He was in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona from 1953 to 1961, becoming the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1961 to 1964.

On August 17, 1964, Muecke was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona vacated by David W. Ling. Muecke was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 29, 1964, and received his commission on October 1, 1964. He served as chief judge from 1979–1984, assuming senior status on November 30, 1984. He continued to serve in that capacity until his death, in Flagstaff, Arizona.


Legal offices
Preceded by
David W. Ling
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Succeeded by
Roger Gordon Strand