Ellen Bree Burns

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Ellen Bree Burns (born December 13, 1923) is a former United States District Judge.

Burns was born in New Haven, Connecticut. She received a B.A. from Albertus Magnus College in 1944. She received an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1947. She was a Special assistant, Commission to Revise the Connecticut General Statutes from 1947 to 1948. She was an Attorney, Legislative Legal Services, State of Connecticut from 1949 to 1973. She was a judge on the Circuit Court of Connecticut from 1973 to 1974. She was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Connecticut from 1974 to 1976. She was a judge on the Superior Court of Connecticut from 1976 to 1978.

Burns was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Burns was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on February 15, 1978, to a seat vacated by M. Joseph Blumenfeld. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 17, 1978, and received commission on May 18, 1978.[1] Served as chief judge, 1988-1992 and assumed senior status on September 1, 1992. She retired on March 31, 2015.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Sullo, Michelle Tuccitto (March 25, 2012). "Revered Judge Ellen Bree Burns, 88, still rules". The New Haven Register. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
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Preceded by
Mosher Joseph Blumenfeld
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1978–1992
Succeeded by
Alvin W. Thompson
Preceded by
T. F. Gilroy Daly
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1988–1992
Succeeded by
José A. Cabranes