Justin Lowe Quackenbush
|Justin Lowe Quackenbush|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington|
Assumed office |
June 27, 1995
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington|
|Preceded by||Robert James McNichols|
|Succeeded by||William Fremming Nielsen|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington|
June 18, 1980 – June 27, 1995
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Marshall Allen Neill|
|Succeeded by||Robert H. Whaley|
Justin Lowe Quackenbush|
1929 (age 88–89)
University of Idaho (B.A.)|
Gonzaga University School of Law (LL.B.)
Justin Lowe Quackenbush (born 1929) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Education and career
Quackenbush was born in Spokane, Washington. His father, Carl Quackenbush, was a law student who eventually became a Superior Court judge in Spokane. Quackenbush received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Idaho in 1951. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Gonzaga University School of Law, his father's alma mater, in 1957. He was in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954. He was a deputy prosecuting attorney in Spokane County, Washington from 1957 to 1959. He was in private practice in Spokane from 1959 until his judicial nomination. He was active in Democratic Party politics, regularly serving as the campaign manager for Tom Foley's successful Congressional election campaigns starting in 1964 for over a decade. Quackenbush also taught at Gonzaga University School of Law from 1961 to 1967, and was an active Mason.
Federal judicial service
On May 9, 1980, President Jimmy Carter nominated Quackenbush to the seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington vacated by Judge Marshall Allen Neill. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 18, 1980, and received his commission the same day. Because Neill was the only judge in the district, and had died in October 1979, Quackenbush and fellow appointee Judge Robert James McNichols immediately faced a tremendous backlog of cases. Quackenbush served as Chief Judge from 1989 to June 27, 1995, when he assumed senior status.
The annual Quackenbush Lecture Series at Gonzaga University School of Law is named in his honor.
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- Justin Lowe Quackenbush at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Marshall Allen Neill
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Robert H. Whaley
Robert James McNichols
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
William Fremming Nielsen