John Winslow Bissell

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John W. Bissell
Judge John W. Bissell.jpg
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
2001–2005
Preceded byAnne Elise Thompson
Succeeded byGarrett Brown Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
December 10, 1982 – September 1, 2005
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byVincent P. Biunno
Succeeded bySusan D. Wigenton
Personal details
Born
John Winslow Bissell

(1940-06-07) June 7, 1940 (age 79)
Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.
EducationPrinceton University (A.B.)
University of Virginia (LL.B.)

John Winslow Bissell (born June 7, 1940) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, Bissell graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1958 and received his Artium Baccalaureus degree in History from Princeton University in 1962. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1965. Following graduation from law school, Bissell served as law clerk to Judge Arthur Stephen Lane of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1965 to 1966.

After his clerkship, Bissell entered private practice in Morristown, New Jersey from 1966 to 1969 before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey from 1969 to 1971. He then returned to private practice from 1972 to 1978 before serving as Judge in the Essex County, New Jersey District Court from 1978 to 1981, and of the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1981 to 1982.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On November 23, 1982, President Ronald Reagan nominated Bissell to serve on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, to a seat vacated by Judge Vincent Pasquale Biunno. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 10, 1982 and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2005. He retired on September 1, 2005, and returned to private practice, joining Connell Foley.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bissell, John Winslow - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Vincent Pasquale Biunno
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1982–2005
Succeeded by
Susan D. Wigenton
Preceded by
Anne Elise Thompson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Garrett Brown Jr.