List of federal judges appointed by Gerald Ford

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President Gerald Ford.

Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President Gerald Ford during his presidency.[1] In total Ford appointed 65 Article III federal judges, including 1 Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, 12 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 52 judges to the United States district courts.

One of Ford's appointees, Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, remains in active service whilst two appellate judges and seven district judges remain on senior status.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 John Paul Stevens 4 Illinois William O. Douglas November 28, 1975 December 17, 1975 98–0 December 17, 1975 June 29, 2010

Courts of Appeals[edit]

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Murray Gurfein[Dual 1] Second July 11, 1974 August 22, 1974 August 27, 1974 December 16, 1979
2 William Joseph Bauer Seventh December 11, 1974 December 19, 1974 December 20, 1974 October 31, 1994 Incumbent
3 Ellsworth Van Graafeiland Second December 11, 1974 December 20, 1974 December 21, 1974 May 11, 1985 November 20, 2004
4 Jesse Smith Henley Eighth January 28, 1975 March 13, 1975 March 14, 1975 May 31, 1982 October 18, 1997
5 Anthony Kennedy Ninth March 3, 1975 March 20, 1975 March 24, 1975 February 17, 1988[2] Elevated
6 Thomas Joseph Meskill Second January 16, 1975 April 22, 1975 April 23, 1975 June 30, 1993 October 29, 2007
7 Gerald Bard Tjoflat Fifth / Eleventh November 3, 1975 November 20, 1975 November 21, 1975 Incumbent[3]
8 Harlington Wood Jr. Seventh April 14, 1976 May 6, 1976 May 7, 1976 January 15, 1992 December 29, 2008
9 James Clinkscales Hill Fifth / Eleventh May 4, 1976 May 19, 1976 May 21, 1976 October 15, 1989[3] March 31, 2017
10 J. Blaine Anderson Ninth June 18, 1976 July 2, 1976 July 2, 1976 April 16, 1988
11 Kenneth Keller Hall Fourth August 26, 1976 September 1, 1976 September 3, 1976 February 24, 1998 July 8, 1999
12 Peter T. Fay Fifth / Eleventh June 11, 1976 September 17, 1976 September 21, 1976 January 19, 1994[3] Incumbent
  1. ^ Nominated by Richard Nixon but appointed by Gerald Ford.

District Courts[edit]

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Robert W. Warren[Dual 1] E.D. Wis. August 8, 1974 August 22, 1974 August 27, 1974 August 1, 1991 August 20, 1998
2 Donald D. Alsop[Dual 1] D. Minn. August 8, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 August 28, 1992 Incumbent
3 Edward N. Cahn E.D. Pa. November 18, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 December 31, 1998
4 James Paul Churchill E.D. Mich. December 2, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 December 31, 1989 Incumbent
5 Joseph Calvitt Clarke Jr. E.D. Va. December 11, 1974 December 19, 1974 December 20, 1974 July 31, 1991 May 6, 2004
6 H. Dale Cook E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
December 2, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 January 1, 1992 September 22, 2008
7 James Martin Fitzgerald D. Alaska December 2, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 January 1, 1989 April 3, 2011
8 Joel Flaum N.D. Ill. November 18, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 June 1, 1983 Elevated
9 John F. Gerry D.N.J. November 18, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 October 1, 1994 March 10, 1995
10 William S. Sessions W.D. Tex. December 11, 1974 December 19, 1974 December 20, 1974 November 1, 1987
11 Juan R. Torruella D.P.R. November 18, 1974 December 18, 1974 December 20, 1974 October 30, 1984 Elevated
12 John T. Elfvin W.D.N.Y. December 9, 1974 December 20, 1974 December 21, 1974 July 1, 1987 January 6, 2009
13 Alfred Younges Kirkland Sr. N.D. Ill. December 11, 1974 December 19, 1974 December 21, 1974 April 30, 1979 March 19, 2004
14 Henry Bramwell E.D.N.Y. December 11, 1974 December 20, 1974 December 26, 1974 October 1, 1987 May 28, 2010
15 Stanley Brotman D.N.J. January 27, 1975 March 13, 1975 March 14, 1975 April 23, 1990 February 21, 2014
16 Robert J. O'Conor Jr. S.D. Tex. March 17, 1975 April 24, 1975 April 25, 1975 September 30, 1984
17 Dick Yin Wong D. Haw. March 17, 1975 April 24, 1975 April 25, 1975 December 26, 1978
18 William Henry Stafford Jr. N.D. Fla. April 18, 1975 May 12, 1975 May 14, 1975 May 31, 1996 Incumbent
19 Richard Dean Rogers D. Kan. July 15, 1975 July 31, 1975 August 5, 1975 January 1, 1989 November 25, 2016
20 Clarence Addison Brimmer Jr. D. Wyo. July 23, 1975 September 15, 1975 September 16, 1975 September 27, 2006 October 23, 2014
21 Terry Lee Shell E.D. Ark.
W.D. Ark.
July 25, 1975 September 15, 1975 September 16, 1975 June 25, 1978
22 Ralph Gordon Thompson W.D. Okla. September 24, 1975 October 9, 1975 October 14, 1975 December 16, 1999 August 6, 2007
23 Eugene Edward Siler Jr. E.D. Ky.
W.D. Ky.
September 19, 1975 November 11, 1975 November 13, 1975 September 20, 1991 Elevated
24 John Francis Grady N.D. Ill. October 20, 1975 November 20, 1975 November 21, 1975 May 23, 1994 Incumbent
25 Charles Harold Haden II N.D. W. Va.
S.D. W. Va.
October 1, 1975 November 20, 1975 November 21, 1975 January 14, 1983[4]
March 20, 2004
26 Patrick Higginbotham N.D. Tex. December 2, 1975 December 12, 1975 December 12, 1975 August 3, 1982 Elevated
27 George N. Leighton N.D. Ill. December 19, 1975 February 2, 1976 February 4, 1976 February 27, 1986 December 1, 1987
28 Charles S. Haight Jr. S.D.N.Y. March 2, 1976 March 26, 1976 March 29, 1976 September 23, 1995 Incumbent
29 John Michael Manos N.D. Ohio March 17, 1976 March 26, 1976 March 29, 1976 April 1, 1991 July 6, 2006
30 Gerard Louis Goettel S.D.N.Y. March 2, 1976 March 26, 1976 March 30, 1976 August 5, 1993 December 19, 2011
31 Phil McClellan McNagny Jr. N.D. Ind. June 24, 1975 May 6, 1976 May 7, 1976 March 28, 1981
32 George C. Pratt E.D.N.Y. April 13, 1976 May 6, 1976 May 7, 1976 June 29, 1982 Elevated
33 Charles Schwartz Jr. E.D. La. March 23, 1976 May 6, 1976 May 7, 1976 February 28, 1991 November 3, 2012
34 Morey Leonard Sear E.D. La. March 30, 1976 May 6, 1976 May 7, 1976 October 31, 2000 September 6, 2004
35 Ross N. Sterling S.D. Tex. April 13, 1976 May 6, 1976 May 7, 1976 January 14, 1988
36 Robert Mitsuhiro Takasugi C.D. Cal. April 14, 1976 May 6, 1976 May 7, 1976 September 30, 1996 August 4, 2009
37 Ralph B. Guy Jr. E.D. Mich. April 26, 1976 May 11, 1976 May 12, 1976 October 17, 1985 Elevated
38 Laughlin Edward Waters Sr. C.D. Cal. April 26, 1976 May 11, 1976 May 12, 1976 July 6, 1986 June 3, 2002
39 Maurice Blanchard Cohill Jr. W.D. Pa. May 4, 1976 May 18, 1976 May 21, 1976 November 28, 1994 Incumbent
40 John Powers Crowley N.D. Ill. May 18, 1976 June 16, 1976 June 16, 1976 June 30, 1981
41 Mary Anne Richey D. Ariz. June 2, 1976 June 16, 1976 June 16, 1976 November 25, 1983
42 James Waldo Ackerman S.D. Ill. June 18, 1976 July 2, 1976 July 2, 1976 March 31, 1979[5]
43 William Austin Ingram N.D. Cal. June 2, 1976 July 23, 1976 July 23, 1976 November 15, 1990 May 26, 2002
44 Cecil F. Poole N.D. Cal. June 18, 1976 July 23, 1976 July 23, 1976 March 31, 1980 Elevated
45 William Schwarzer N.D. Cal. June 2, 1976 July 23, 1976 July 23, 1976 April 30, 1991 January 28, 2017
46 Marion Jones Callister D. Idaho July 19, 1976 August 26, 1976 September 1, 1976 June 6, 1989 June 24, 1997
47 John Thomas Copenhaver Jr. S.D. W. Va. August 26, 1976 September 1, 1976 September 3, 1976 November 1, 2018 Incumbent
48 Glen Morgan Williams W.D. Va. September 8, 1976 September 17, 1976 September 17, 1976 November 21, 1988 November 4, 2012
49 Sidney M. Aronovitz S.D. Fla. August 4, 1976 September 17, 1976 September 21, 1976 October 31, 1988 January 8, 1997
50 W. Eugene Davis W.D. La. August 5, 1976 September 17, 1976 September 21, 1976 December 9, 1983 Elevated
51 Vincent L. Broderick S.D.N.Y. August 26, 1976 September 23, 1976 October 4, 1976 December 1, 1988 March 3, 1995
52 Howard G. Munson N.D.N.Y. August 26, 1976 September 23, 1976 October 4, 1976 November 5, 1990 October 5, 2008
  1. ^ a b Nominated by Richard Nixon but appointed by Gerald Ford.

References[edit]

Notes
General
  • "Judges of the United States Courts". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Archived from the original on 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Elevated to the United States Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan.
  3. ^ a b c Originally appointed to the Fifth Circuit, but reassigned by operation of law to the newly created Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981.
  4. ^ After January 14, 1983, Haden only served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
  5. ^ On March 31, 1979, the Districts of Illinois were reorganized, with the elimination of the Eastern District; Ackerman was reassigned by operation of law to the newly created United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and was a judge of that District for the remainder of his service.

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