John Carbone Porfilio

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John Porfilio
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Assumed office
October 15, 1999
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
May 10, 1985 – October 15, 1999
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Robert Hugh McWilliams Jr.
Succeeded by Timothy Tymkovich
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
June 25, 1982 – May 13, 1985
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Fred M. Winner
Succeeded by Daniel B. Sparr
Personal details
Born John Carbone Porfilio
(1934-10-14) October 14, 1934 (age 83)
Denver, Colorado
Education University of Denver (B.A.)
University of Denver College of Law (LL.B.)

John Carbone Porfilio (born October 14, 1934) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Education and career[edit]

Born John Carbone Porfilio in Denver, Colorado, his name was changed to John Porfilio Moore when his mother remarried and his step father adopted him.[1] Porfilio received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver in 1956 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Denver College of Law in 1959. He was in private practice in Denver from 1959 to 1962. He was an assistant state attorney general of Colorado from 1962 to 1968. He was a deputy state attorney general of Colorado from 1968 to 1972. He was the state attorney general of Colorado from 1972 to 1975.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Porfilio served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge of the District of Colorado from 1975 to 1982.[2]

On May 18, 1982, Porfilio was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by Judge Fred M. Winner. Porfilio was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 24, 1982, and received his commission on June 25, 1982. Porfilio served in that capacity until May 13, 1985, due to elevation to the Tenth Circuit.[2]

On April 5, 1985, Reagan nominated Porfilio to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Judge Robert Hugh McWilliams Jr. Porfilio was confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1985, and received his commission on May 10, 1985. He assumed senior status on October 15, 1999.[2]

On January 8, 1996, Porfillio legally changed his name back to his birth name.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Fred M. Winner
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
1982–1985
Succeeded by
Daniel B. Sparr
Preceded by
Robert Hugh McWilliams Jr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1985–1999
Succeeded by
Timothy Tymkovich