Geoffrey W. Crawford
|Geoffrey William Crawford|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont|
August 4, 2014
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||William K. Sessions III|
|Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court|
October 2013 – August 4, 2014
|Appointed by||Peter Shumlin|
|Preceded by||Brian L. Burgess|
|Succeeded by||Harold "Duke" Eaton, Jr.|
|Born||Geoffrey William Crawford
1954 (age 62–63)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Education||Yale University B.A.
Harvard Law School J.D.
Geoffrey William Crawford (born 1954) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont and former Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.
Crawford was born in 1954 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but was predominantly raised in Burlington, Vermont. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1977 from Yale University. He received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1980 from Harvard Law School. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Albert W. Coffrin of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont from 1980 to 1981. From 1981 to 1984, he was an associate at the law firm of Burlingham, Underwood & Lord in New York City and from 1984 to 1987, he was an associate at the law firm of Manchester & O'Neill in Vermont. From 1987 to 2002, he was a partner at the law firm of O'Neil, Crawford & Green. He served as a judge of the Vermont Superior Court from 2002 to 2013. From 2013-2014, he served as an Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.
Federal judicial service
On May 20, 2014, President Obama nominated Crawford to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, to the seat being vacated by Judge William K. Sessions III, who took senior status on June 15, 2014. Crawford was recommended to President Obama, on March 24, 2014, by Senator Patrick J. Leahy after being evaluated by a nonpartisan Judicial Selection Commission established by Senator Leahy and Senator Bernie Sanders. A hearing on his nomination before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee was held on June 4, 2014. On June 12, 2014 his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote. On June 19, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. On June 23, 2014 the United States Senate voted 52-32 on the motion to invoke cloture. On Tuesday June 24, 2014 the United States Senate voted 95-0 in favor of final confirmation. He received his judicial commission on August 4, 2014. He took the oath of office during his judicial investiture ceremony on August 12, 2014, and he will maintain chambers in the United States Courthouse in Rutland, Vermont. Crawford was succeeded on the Vermont Supreme Court by Harold "Duke" Eaton, Jr.
- "Official Biography at Vermont Judiciary".
- "President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Justice Geoffrey W. Crawford to Serve on the United States District Court for the District of Vermont". 19 May 2014.
- "Crawford, Geoffrey William - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
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- "June 4, 2014: Judicial Nominations". United States Senate.
- "Executive Business Meeting" (PDF). United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. 12 June 2014.
- "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 205. United States Senate. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 209. United States Senate. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Crawford Official Sworn in as Federal Judge" Burlington Free Press, August 13, 2014
William K. Sessions III
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont