Howard F. Sachs

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Howard Sachs
Howard F. Sachs.jpeg
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Assumed office
October 31, 1992
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
1990–1992
Preceded byScott Olin Wright
Succeeded byJoseph Edward Stevens Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
In office
September 26, 1979 – October 31, 1992
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded byOrtrie D. Smith
Personal details
Born
Howard Frederic Sachs

(1925-09-13) September 13, 1925 (age 93)
Kansas City, Missouri
EducationWilliams College (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Howard Frederic Sachs (born September 13, 1925) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He also is a former federal judicial nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Sachs earned an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Williams College in 1947 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1950.[1] Sachs worked as a United States Navy Electrical Technician's Mate from 1944 until 1946 and as a law clerk for Judge Albert Alphonso Ridge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri from 1950 until 1951.[1] Sachs then entered private legal practice in Kansas City, where he worked as a lawyer from 1951 until 1979.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Sachs was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on May 17, 1979, to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, and received his commission on September 26, 1979. He served as Chief Judge from 1990 to 1992. He assumed senior status on October 31, 1992.[1]

Unsuccessful Eighth Circuit nomination[edit]

On July 29, 1980 Carter nominated Sachs to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to fill a seat vacated when Judge Floyd Robert Gibson assumed senior status.[2] Given that the nomination occurred after the unofficial Thurmond Rule governing judicial nominations during presidential election years, however, the Senate never took up Sachs' nomination. President Ronald Reagan initially brought forth the name of Hallmark Cards associate general counsel Judith Whittaker as a nominee to replace Gibson. After it emerged that Whittaker had supported the Equal Rights Amendment, however, conservatives opposing her nomination launched a letter-writing campaign objecting to her nomination and Whittaker eventually withdrew her name from consideration.[3][4] Reagan ultimately wound up nominating United States District Judge John R. Gibson to the seat in February 1982. Gibson was confirmed on March 4, 1982.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Howard Frederic Sachs at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Jimmy Carter: NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE Week Ending". www.presidency.ucsb.edu.
  3. ^ AP. "WOMAN OFF LIST FOR JUDGESHIP".
  4. ^ Bowen, Ezra (18 April 2005). "Law: Judges with Their Minds Right" – via www.time.com.
  5. ^ "Gibson, John R."

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1979–1992
Succeeded by
Ortrie D. Smith
Preceded by
Scott Olin Wright
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Joseph Edward Stevens Jr.