Conrad K. Cyr

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Conrad K. Cyr
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
November 20, 1989 – January 31, 1997
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Frank Coffin
Succeeded by Kermit Lipez
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
1983–1989
Preceded by Edward Gignoux
Succeeded by Gene Carter
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
September 28, 1981 – November 20, 1989
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by George Mitchell
Succeeded by Brock Hornby
Personal details
Born Conrad Keefe Cyr
(1931-12-09)December 9, 1931
Limestone, Maine
Died July 28, 2016(2016-07-28) (aged 84)
Hampton, New Hampshire
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross
Yale University

Conrad Keefe Cyr (December 9, 1931 – July 28, 2016) was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Born in Limestone, Maine, Cyr received a B.S. from College of the Holy Cross in 1953 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1956. He was in private practice of law in Limestone, Maine from 1956 to 1959, and in Bangor, Maine from 1961 to 1962, serving in the interim as an assistant U.S. attorney in Bangor. He was a referee in bankruptcy for the District of Maine from 1961 to 1973.

Federal judicial service[edit]

District court service[edit]

Cyr served as a federal bankruptcy judge from 1973 to 1981, and was Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit from 1980 to 1981. On August 11, 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Cyr to the United States District Court for the District of Maine vacated by George J. Mitchell, who had resigned following his appointment as a United States Senator. Cyr was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1981, and received his commission on September 28, 1981. Cyr served as Chief Judge of that District from 1983 to 1989.

Appeals court service[edit]

On August 4, 1989, President George H.W. Bush nominated Cyr to serve on the First Circuit, in the seat vacated when Frank M. Coffin elected to take senior status. Cyr was confirmed by the Senate on October 24, 1989 and received his commission on November 20, 1989. Cyr assumed senior status on January 31, 1997 and continued to hear cases for several years afterwards. He was succeeded by fellow Maine resident Kermit V. Lipez. Cyr died on July 28, 2016 at the age of 84.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Judges of the United States. Published under the auspice of the Bicentennial Committee of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. 1983-01-01. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Judy (July 31, 2016). "Conrad Cyr, former federal judge from Maine, dies at 84". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George Mitchell
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
1981–1989
Succeeded by
Brock Hornby
Preceded by
Edward Gignoux
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
1983–1989
Succeeded by
Gene Carter
Preceded by
Frank Coffin
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1989–1997
Succeeded by
Kermit Lipez