Christopher F. Droney

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Christopher Fitzgerald Droney
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Assumed office
December 1, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Guido Calabresi
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
September 18, 1997 – December 1, 2011
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Alan Harris Nevas
Succeeded by Michael P. Shea
United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut
In office
1993–1997
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Stanley Twardy
Succeeded by Stephen C. Robinson
Personal details
Born Christopher Fitzgerald Droney
(1954-06-22) June 22, 1954 (age 64)
Hartford, Connecticut
Education College of the Holy Cross (B.A.)
University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.)

Christopher Fitzgerald Droney (born June 22, 1954[1]) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He formerly served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Droney received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1979. While at law school, Droney was a contributor to the Connecticut Law Review. He was in private practice in Hartford, Connecticut from 1979 to 1993, and was also deputy mayor of West Hartford from 1983 to 1985, and then Mayor of West Hartford from 1985 to 1989. He was the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1993 to 1997.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 5, 1997, Droney was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut vacated by Alan H. Nevas. Droney was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 11, 1997, and received his commission on September 18, 1997.

On May 4, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Droney to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to replace Judge Guido Calabresi who took senior status in 2009. On November 28, 2011, the United States Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 88 ayes to 0 nays.[3] He received his commission on December 1, 2011.[4]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Stanley Twardy
United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Stephen C. Robinson
Preceded by
Alan Harris Nevas
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1997–2011
Succeeded by
Michael P. Shea
Preceded by
Guido Calabresi
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
2011–present
Incumbent