Collins J. Seitz
|Presiding Judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review|
March 19, 1987 – March 18, 1994
|Preceded by||Leon Higginbotham|
|Succeeded by||Paul Roney|
|Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
May 31, 1971 – June 20, 1984
|Preceded by||William Hastie|
|Succeeded by||Ruggero Aldisert|
|Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
June 9, 1966 – June 1, 1989
|Appointed by||Lyndon Johnson|
|Preceded by||John Biggs|
|Succeeded by||Jane Roth|
June 20, 1914|
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
|Died||October 16, 1998 (aged 84)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
|Education||University of Delaware, Newark (BA)
University of Virginia (LLB)
Collins Jacques Seitz (June 20, 1914 – October 16, 1998) was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1966 until his death in 1998.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Seitz graduated from the University of Delaware and later the University of Virginia Law School. He began private practice in Wilmington in 1940, continuing until being appointed vice-chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery in 1946. He served as vice-chancellor until 1951, and also concurrently served on the Supreme Court of Delaware from 1949 to 1951. He was elevated to chancellor in 1951, and remained in this position until 1966.
Seitz was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by U.s. President Lyndon B. Johnson on February 28, 1966, to a seat vacated by John Biggs, Jr.. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 9, 1966, and received his commission. He served as chief judge of the Third Circuit, 1971–1984 and assumed senior status on June 1, 1989. His judicial service was terminated with his death on October 16, 1998.
His daughter, Virginia A. Seitz, is a well-known attorney at the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice. Seitz's son, Collins J. "C.J." Seitz, Jr., is justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. C.J. Seitz was a founding partner at the Delaware law firm of Seitz Ross Aronstam & Moritz. A brother John F. R. Seitz was a career United States Army officer who served as a colonel in World War II and retired at the grade of major general.
|Office||Type||Location||Took Office||Left Office||notes|
|Vice Chancellor||Judiciary||Dover||1946||1951||State Chancery Court|
|Justice||Judiciary||Dover||1949||1951||State Supreme Court|
|Chancellor||Judiciary||Dover||1951||1966||State Chancery Court|
|Judge||Judiciary||Philadelphia||June 9, 1966||October 16, 1998||U.S. Court of Appeals|
|Chief Judge||Judiciary||Philadelphia||1971||1984||U.S. Court of Appeals|
- Collins J. Seitz at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
|Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
|Presiding Judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
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