Howard G. Munson

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Howard G. Munson
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
November 5, 1990 – October 5, 2008
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
1980–1988
Preceded by James Thomas Foley
Succeeded by Neal Peters McCurn
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
October 4, 1976 – November 5, 1990
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Edmund Port
Succeeded by Rosemary S. Pooler
Personal details
Born Howard G. Munson
(1924-07-26)July 26, 1924
Claremont, New Hampshire
Died October 5, 2008(2008-10-05) (aged 84)
Syracuse, New York
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
Syracuse University College of Law (LL.B.)

Howard G. Munson (July 26, 1924 – October 5, 2008) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born on July 26, 1924, in Claremont, New Hampshire,[1] Munson received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1948. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Syracuse University College of Law in 1952. He was in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945. He was in private practice of law in Syracuse, New York, from 1952 to 1976. He was a member of the Syracuse Board of Education from 1965 to 1973 and President of the Board, from 1968 to 1970.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Munson was nominated by President Gerald Ford on August 26, 1976, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York vacated by Judge Edmund Port. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 23, 1976, and received his commission on October 4, 1976. He served as Chief Judge, from 1980 to 1988. He assumed senior status on November 5, 1990 and took inactive senior status in May 2008, meaning that while he remained a federal judge, he no longer heard cases or participated in the business of the court. His service was terminated on October 5, 2008, due to his death in Syracuse.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Howard G. Munson". Syracuse Post Standard. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  2. ^ a b "Munson, Howard G. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edmund Port
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
1976–1990
Succeeded by
Rosemary S. Pooler
Preceded by
James Thomas Foley
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
1980–1988
Succeeded by
Neal Peters McCurn