List of federal judges appointed by John F. Kennedy

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Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President John F. Kennedy during his presidency.[1] In total Kennedy appointed 126 Article III federal judges, including 2 Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, 20 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, 102 judges to the United States district courts, 1 judge to the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and 1 judge to the United States Court of Claims. Two of Kennedy's District Judge appointees, Andrew Augustine Caffrey and Cyrus Nils Tavares, were recess appointed and nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, before being confirmed by the United States Senate and receiving their commissions from President Kennedy.

Additionally, 1 Article I judicial appointment is listed, namely to the United States Tax Court.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
Ended
retired service
1 Byron White 6 Colorado Charles Evans Whittaker April 3, 1962 April 11, 1962 April 12, 1962 June 28, 1993 April 15, 2002
2 Arthur Goldberg 2 Illinois Felix Frankfurter August 31, 1962 September 25, 1962 September 28, 1962 July 26, 1965

Courts of Appeals[edit]

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Albert Alphonso Ridge Eighth May 23, 1961 June 14, 1961 June 15, 1961 April 16, 1965 March 2, 1967
2 Roger Kiley Seventh June 20, 1961 June 27, 1961 June 30, 1961 January 1, 1974 September 6, 1974
3 Albert Vickers Bryan Fourth August 2, 1961 August 15, 1961 August 15, 1961 May 3, 1972 March 13, 1984
4 James Cullen Ganey Third August 3, 1961 August 15, 1961 August 15, 1961 August 15, 1966 February 7, 1972
5 William Francis Smith Third August 15, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 30, 1961 February 26, 1968
6 James R. Browning Ninth September 6, 1961 September 14, 1961 September 18, 1961 September 1, 2000 May 6, 2012
7 Ben C. Duniway Ninth September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 October 5, 1976 August 23, 1986
8 Delmas Carl Hill Tenth September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 April 1, 1977 December 2, 1989
9 Irving Kaufman Second September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 July 1, 1987 February 1, 1992
10 J. Spencer Bell Fourth September 14, 1961 September 23, 1961 September 27, 1961 March 19, 1967
11 Luther Merritt Swygert Seventh September 18, 1961 September 23, 1961 September 29, 1961 July 1, 1981 March 16, 1988
12 Griffin Bell Fifth January 15, 1962 February 5, 1962 October 5, 1961[2] March 1, 1976
13 Walter Pettus Gewin Fifth January 15, 1962 February 5, 1962 October 5, 1961[2] November 1, 1976 May 15, 1981
14 Paul R. Hays Second January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] September 11, 1974 February 13, 1980
15 Thurgood Marshall Second January 15, 1962 September 11, 1962 October 5, 1961[4] August 23, 1965
16 J. Skelly Wright D.C. February 2, 1962 March 28, 1962 March 30, 1962 June 1, 1986 August 6, 1988
17 Oliver Seth Tenth May 24, 1962 June 11, 1962 June 20, 1962 December 25, 1984 March 27, 1996
18 Carl E. McGowan D.C. January 15, 1963 March 15, 1963 March 27, 1963 August 31, 1981 December 21, 1987
19 Harry Phillips Sixth June 4, 1963 June 28, 1963 July 3, 1963 January 15, 1979 August 3, 1985
20 Pat Mehaffy Eighth June 24, 1963 July 15, 1963 July 16, 1963 August 31, 1974 January 31, 1981

District Courts[edit]

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Cyrus Nils Tavares[Note 2] D. Haw. January 10, 1961 September 21, 1961 October 13, 1960[5] April 12, 1972 August 3, 1976
2 Andrew Augustine Caffrey[Note 2] D. Mass. January 10, 1961 August 9, 1961 October 13, 1960[6] October 17, 1986 October 6, 1993
3 William McRae S.D. Fla. February 20, 1961 March 3, 1961 March 8, 1961 October 29, 1962[7]
4 Reynaldo Guerra Garza S.D. Tex. March 24, 1961 April 13, 1961 April 14, 1961 August 1, 1979
5 Frank Wiley Wilson E.D. Tenn. May 24, 1961 June 14, 1961 June 15, 1961 September 29, 1982
6 William Harold Cox S.D. Miss. June 20, 1961 June 27, 1961 June 30, 1961 October 4, 1982 February 25, 1988
7 Thomas J. Michie W.D. Va. May 11, 1961 June 27, 1961 June 30, 1961 April 9, 1973
8 Edward Dumbauld W.D. Pa. August 2, 1961 August 2, 1961 August 3, 1961 December 31, 1976 September 6, 1997
9 James Braxton Craven Jr. W.D.N.C. July 24, 1961 August 9, 1961 August 10, 1961 July 5, 1966
10 Earl R. Larson D. Minn. July 24, 1961 August 9, 1961 August 10, 1961 June 30, 1977 October 31, 2001
11 Lewis Render Morgan N.D. Ga. July 24, 1961 August 9, 1961 August 10, 1961 October 2, 1968
12 Richard Bevan Austin N.D. Ill. August 7, 1961 August 15, 1961 August 15, 1961 October 10, 1975 February 7, 1977
13 William Trulock Beeks W.D. Wash. August 4, 1961 August 15, 1961 August 15, 1961 May 31, 1973 December 30, 1988
14 Mosher Joseph Blumenfeld D. Conn. August 7, 1961 August 15, 1961 August 15, 1961 January 20, 1977 November 5, 1988
15 Bailey Brown W.D. Tenn. August 7, 1961 August 21, 1961 August 21, 1961 September 26, 1979
16 Arthur Marshall Davis D. Ariz. August 8, 1961 August 21, 1961 August 21, 1961 July 11, 1963
17 John Davis Larkins Jr. E.D.N.C. August 8, 1961 August 21, 1961 August 21, 1961 June 8, 1979 February 16, 1990
18 Luther L. Bohanon E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
August 18, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 2, 1974 July 18, 2003
19 Floyd Robert Gibson W.D. Mo. August 17, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 30, 1961 June 20, 1965
20 James Benton Parsons N.D. Ill. August 10, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 30, 1981 June 19, 1993
21 Michael Henry Sheridan M.D. Pa. August 15, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 30, 1961 August 23, 1976
22 Edward Skottowe Northrop D. Md. August 23, 1961 September 1, 1961 September 5, 1961 June 12, 1981 August 12, 2003
23 Thaddeus M. Machrowicz E.D. Mich. August 25, 1961 September 1, 1961 September 7, 1961 February 17, 1970
24 Joseph Simon Lord III E.D. Pa. August 31, 1961 September 14, 1961 September 15, 1961 July 1, 1982 April 23, 1991
25 Elmer Gordon West E.D. La. September 5, 1961 September 14, 1961 September 15, 1961 April 16, 1972[8]
26 William Henry Becker W.D. Mo. August 21, 1961 September 8, 1961 September 18, 1961 February 8, 1977 February 2, 1992
27 T. Emmet Clarie D. Conn. September 5, 1961 September 14, 1961 September 18, 1961 January 1, 1983 September 24, 1997
28 David W. Dyer S.D. Fla. September 1, 1961 September 8, 1961 September 18, 1961 September 22, 1966
29 James Robert Martin Jr. E.D.S.C.
W.D.S.C.
August 30, 1961 September 8, 1961 September 18, 1961 November 1, 1965[9]
30 Raymond Eugene Plummer D. Alaska August 28, 1961 September 8, 1961 September 18, 1961 June 1, 1973 December 26, 1987
31 Richard Johnson Putnam W.D. La. September 5, 1961 September 14, 1961 September 18, 1961 December 19, 1975 December 16, 2002
32 Albert Lee Stephens Jr. S.D. Cal. August 28, 1961 September 8, 1961 September 18, 1961 September 18, 1966[10]
33 George C. Young N.D. Fla.
S.D. Fla.
September 5, 1961 September 14, 1961 September 18, 1961 September 17, 1966[11]
34 Robert Andrew Ainsworth Jr. E.D. La. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 August 31, 1966
35 Anthony Thomas Augelli D.N.J. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 April 1, 1972 August 31, 1974
36 Frank J. Battisti N.D. Ohio August 23, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 April 1, 1994 October 19, 1994
37 Thomas Francis Croake S.D.N.Y. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 January 31, 1972 July 21, 1978
38 Samuel Hugh Dillin S.D. Ind. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 March 31, 1993 March 13, 2006
39 John Francis Dooling Jr. E.D.N.Y. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 November 30, 1976 January 12, 1981
40 William Edward Doyle D. Colo. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 May 17, 1971
41 Abraham Lincoln Freedman E.D. Pa. September 1, 1961 September 14, 1961 September 22, 1961 July 6, 1964
42 Alfred Leopold Luongo E.D. Pa. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 July 19, 1986
43 Thomas Jamison MacBride N.D. Cal. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 September 18, 1966[12]
44 Martin Pence D. Haw. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 November 18, 1974 January 31, 2000
45 Hubert Louis Will N.D. Ill. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 April 23, 1979 December 9, 1995
46 Alfonso Zirpoli N.D. Cal. September 14, 1961 September 21, 1961 September 22, 1961 September 30, 1975 July 10, 1995
47 Wade H. McCree E.D. Mich. September 18, 1961 September 23, 1961 September 29, 1961 September 13, 1966
48 Ben Charles Green N.D. Ohio January 15, 1962 June 29, 1962 October 5, 1961[13] January 5, 1976 January 12, 1983
49 John Weld Peck II S.D. Ohio January 15, 1962 April 11, 1962 October 5, 1961[14] August 4, 1966
50 Clarence W. Allgood N.D. Ala. January 15, 1962 February 5, 1962 October 5, 1961[2] January 9, 1973 November 30, 1991
51 Talbot Smith E.D. Mich. January 15, 1962 February 5, 1962 October 5, 1961[2] October 31, 1971 December 21, 1978
52 Dudley Baldwin Bonsal S.D.N.Y. January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] December 6, 1976 July 22, 1995
53 Leo Brewster N.D. Tex. January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] November 1, 1973 November 27, 1979
54 Wilfred Feinberg S.D.N.Y. January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] March 7, 1966
55 Sarah T. Hughes N.D. Tex. January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] August 4, 1975 April 23, 1985
56 James Latane Noel Jr. S.D. Tex. January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] December 15, 1976 August 29, 1997
57 George Rosling E.D.N.Y. January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] April 16, 1973
58 Adrian Anthony Spears W.D. Tex. January 15, 1962 March 16, 1962 October 5, 1961[3] October 10, 1979 December 31, 1982
59 Irving Ben Cooper S.D.N.Y. January 15, 1962 September 20, 1962 October 5, 1961[15] February 7, 1972 September 17, 1996
60 Frederick Alvin Daugherty E.D. Okla.
N.D. Okla.
W.D. Okla.
January 15, 1962 February 7, 1962 October 5, 1961[16] January 12, 1982 April 7, 2006
61 L. Richardson Preyer M.D.N.C. January 15, 1962 February 7, 1962 October 7, 1961[16] October 9, 1963
62 Harrison Lee Winter D. Md. January 15, 1962 February 7, 1962 November 9, 1961[16] June 27, 1966
63 Louis Rosenberg W.D. Pa. January 15, 1962 July 10, 1962 November 20, 1961[17] January 5, 1976 July 2, 1999
64 Frank Gray Jr. M.D. Tenn. January 15, 1962 February 7, 1962 November 20, 1961[16] July 15, 1977 September 6, 1978
65 Charles Gelbert Neese E.D. Tenn. January 15, 1962 February 7, 1962 November 20, 1961[16] August 31, 1982 October 22, 1989
66 J. Robert Elliott M.D. Ga. January 23, 1962 February 7, 1962 February 17, 1962 December 31, 2000
67 James Hargrove Meredith E.D. Mo. March 5, 1962 March 16, 1962 March 17, 1962 August 31, 1979 December 8, 1988
68 John Watkins Oliver W.D. Mo. March 5, 1962 April 2, 1962 April 3, 1962 November 3, 1980 April 25, 1990
69 John Keating Regan E.D. Mo. March 5, 1962 April 2, 1962 April 3, 1962 April 7, 1977 March 9, 1987
70 Ralph C. Body E.D. Pa. March 5, 1962 April 2, 1962 April 4, 1962 May 30, 1972 June 2, 1973
71 Wesley E. Brown D. Kan. March 8, 1962 April 2, 1962 April 4, 1962 September 1, 1979 January 23, 2012
72 James Aloysius Coolahan D.N.J. February 19, 1962 April 2, 1962 April 7, 1962 June 1, 1974 July 16, 1986
73 George N. Beamer N.D. Ind. March 8, 1962 April 11, 1962 April 12, 1962 October 21, 1974
74 Frank Burton Ellis E.D. La. February 2, 1962 April 3, 1962 April 12, 1962 November 16, 1965 November 3, 1969
75 William Blakely Jones D.D.C. March 19, 1962 April 11, 1962 April 12, 1962 March 20, 1977 July 31, 1979
76 Robert Shaw D.N.J. March 19, 1962 April 11, 1962 April 12, 1962 July 9, 1972
77 Henry George Templar D. Kan. March 21, 1962 April 11, 1962 April 12, 1962 November 1, 1974 August 5, 1988
78 Jesse E. Eschbach N.D. Ind. March 12, 1962 April 2, 1962 April 13, 1962 December 11, 1981
79 Stephen John Roth E.D. Mich. April 19, 1962 May 1, 1962 May 7, 1962 July 11, 1974
80 John D. Butzner Jr. E.D. Va. May 15, 1962 June 15, 1962 June 20, 1962 August 1, 1967
81 Roger D. Foley D. Nev. June 12, 1962 June 29, 1962 July 2, 1962 October 29, 1982 January 7, 1996
82 Edward Joseph McManus N.D. Iowa June 23, 1962 July 13, 1962 July 16, 1962 February 9, 1985 March 20, 2017
83 William Cook Hanson N.D. Iowa
S.D. Iowa
June 23, 1962 July 13, 1962 July 23, 1962 August 15, 1977 June 6, 1995
84 Noel Peter Fox W.D. Mich. July 12, 1962 July 25, 1962 July 31, 1962 December 31, 1979 June 3, 1987
85 Allen Edward Barrow N.D. Okla. July 18, 1962 August 1, 1962 August 2, 1962 February 26, 1979
86 Mitchell Harry Cohen D.N.J. July 6, 1962 August 1, 1962 August 2, 1962 September 11, 1974 January 7, 1991
87 Harold R. Tyler Jr. S.D.N.Y. May 17, 1962 August 1, 1962 August 2, 1962 April 6, 1975
88 Charles Hardy Carr S.D. Cal. July 12, 1962 August 9, 1962 August 14, 1962 September 18, 1966[10]
89 Stanley Alexander Weigel N.D. Cal. July 6, 1962 August 9, 1962 August 15, 1962 October 9, 1982 September 30, 1997
90 Edward Cochrane McLean S.D.N.Y. April 3, 1962 July 13, 1962 August 24, 1962 October 12, 1972
91 Jesse William Curtis Jr. S.D. Cal. August 3, 1962 August 25, 1962 August 27, 1962 September 18, 1966[10]
92 Elisha Avery Crary S.D. Cal. July 31, 1962 August 25, 1962 August 28, 1962 September 18, 1966[10]
93 Inzer Bass Wyatt S.D.N.Y. July 5, 1962 September 20, 1962 September 28, 1962 March 29, 1977 January 17, 1990
94 Bernard Martin Decker N.D. Ill. January 15, 1963 March 28, 1963 December 12, 1962[18] April 2, 1980 November 3, 1993
95 William Joseph Nealon Jr. M.D. Pa. January 15, 1963 March 15, 1963 December 13, 1962[19] January 1, 1989 August 30, 2018
96 Harry Vearle Payne D.N.M. February 18, 1963 March 19, 1963 March 27, 1963 April 6, 1978 July 20, 1983
97 Charles B. Fulton S.D. Fla. April 4, 1963 April 24, 1963 April 26, 1963 June 30, 1978 May 15, 1996
98 John Matthew Cannella S.D.N.Y. April 4, 1963 June 28, 1963 July 3, 1963 December 31, 1977 October 30, 1996
99 Bruce Rutherford Thompson D. Nev. July 9, 1963 August 6, 1963 August 16, 1963 August 31, 1978 February 10, 1992
100 Walter Early Craig D. Ariz. August 26, 1963 September 25, 1963 October 2, 1963 October 1, 1979 June 29, 1986
101 Abraham Lincoln Marovitz N.D. Ill. July 16, 1963 September 25, 1963 October 2, 1963 August 10, 1975 March 17, 2001
102 Bernard Thomas Moynahan Jr. E.D. Ky. September 16, 1963 November 4, 1963 November 8, 1963 September 30, 1984 September 30, 1999
  1. ^ See List of United States district and territorial courts
  2. ^ a b Recess appointed and nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower but received commission from John F. Kennedy.

Specialty Courts (Article III)[edit]

United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals[edit]

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 J. Lindsay Almond January 15, 1963 June 28, 1963 October 23, 1962[20] March 1, 1973 October 1, 1982[21]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Oscar Hirsh Davis January 31, 1962 April 11, 1962 April 12, 1962 October 1, 1982[21]

Specialty Court (Article I)[edit]

United States Tax Court[edit]

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Howard Dawson August 21, 1962 June 2, 1985 July 15, 2016

References[edit]

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. ^ a b c d Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 5, 1962, and received commission on February 9, 1962.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 11, 1962, and received commission on September 14, 1962.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 10, 1961, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 21, 1961, and received commission on September 22, 1961.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 10, 1961, confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1961, and received commission on August 16, 1961.
  7. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on October 29, 1962
  8. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana on April 16, 1972.
  9. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina on November 1, 1965.
  10. ^ a b c d Reassigned to the newly created United States District Court for the Central District of California by operation of law on September 18, 1966.
  11. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on September 17, 1966.
  12. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California on September 18, 1966.
  13. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1962, and received commission on July 2, 1962.
  14. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on April 11, 1962, and received commission on April 12, 1962.
  15. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 20, 1962, and received commission on September 28, 1962.
  16. ^ a b c d e Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 7, 1962, and received commission on February 17, 1962.
  17. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1962, and received commission on July 12, 1962.
  18. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1963, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 28, 1963, and received commission on April 2, 1963.
  19. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1963, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 1963, and received commission on March 27, 1963.
  20. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1963, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 1963, and received commission on July 3, 1963.
  21. ^ a b Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 1, 1982.

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