D. Brock Hornby

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David Brock Hornby
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Assumed office
May 1, 2010
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
1996–2003
Preceded by Gene Carter
Succeeded by George Z. Singal
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
April 30, 1990 – May 1, 2010
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Conrad K. Cyr
Succeeded by Nancy Torresen
Personal details
Born David Brock Hornby
(1944-04-21) April 21, 1944 (age 73)
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Education University of Western Ontario (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

David Brock Hornby (born April 21, 1944) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, Hornby received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1965, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1969. He was a law clerk for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1969 to 1970. He was an Associate professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1970 to 1974. He was in private practice in Portland, Maine from 1974 to 1982 before serving as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine from 1982 to 1988. He was an Associate justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court from 1988 to 1990.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Nominated by President George H. W. Bush on March 6, 1990, to a seat vacated by Judge Conrad K. Cyr, Hornby was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 27, 1990, and received his commission on April 30, 1990. He served as Chief Judge from 1996 to 2003. He took senior status on May 1, 2010.[1]

Other service[edit]

Hornby was elected to the American Law Institute in 1979 and was elected to its Council in 1996.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Conrad K. Cyr
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
1990–2010
Succeeded by
Nancy Torresen
Preceded by
Gene Carter
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
1996–2003
Succeeded by
George Z. Singal