George Z. Singal

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George Z. Singal
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Assumed office
July 31, 2013
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
2003–2009
Preceded by David Brock Hornby
Succeeded by John A. Woodcock
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
July 11, 2000 – July 31, 2013
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Morton A. Brody
Succeeded by Jon D. Levy
Personal details
Born George Z. Singal
1945 (age 71–72)
Florence, Italy
Education University of Maine (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

George Z. Singal (born 1945) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

Education and career[edit]

Singal was born in a refugee camp in Florence, Italy in 1945. His family emigrated to Bangor, Maine, in 1948. He subsequently became a naturalized American citizen. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine in 1967. He received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1970. He was in private practice of law in Maine from 1970 to 2000. He was an assistant county attorney of Office of the County Attorney, Maine from 1971 to 1973. He was a Complaint justice, Bangor in 1974.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Singal is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. Singal was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 11, 2000, to a seat vacated by Morton A. Brody. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 2000, and received commission on July 11, 2000. He served as chief judge from 2003 to 2009. He took senior status on July 31, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Morton A. Brody
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
2000–2013
Succeeded by
Jon D. Levy
Preceded by
David Brock Hornby
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
2003–2009
Succeeded by
John A. Woodcock