Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum

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Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
March 31, 1998 – February 5, 2016
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
March 4, 1986 – March 31, 1998
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Charles E. Stewart
Succeeded by Naomi Reice Buchwald
Personal details
Born Miriam Goldman
(1929-09-16)September 16, 1929
Crown Heights, New York
Died February 5, 2016(2016-02-05) (aged 86)
Manhattan, New York
Residence Manhattan, New York
Alma mater Barnard College B.A.
Columbia Law School LL.B.
Profession Attorney
Religion Jewish

Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum (September 16, 1929 – February 5, 2016) was a United States District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Cedarbaum was nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by Charles E. Stewart. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1986, and received her commission on March 4, 1986. Judge Cedarbaum assumed senior status on March 31, 1998, serving in that status until her death.[1]

Cedarbaum oversaw the case against the would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.[2] She also presided over the Martha Stewart case.[3]

Education[edit]

Born into a middle-class Jewish family, Cedarbaum grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.[4] Judge Cedarbaum attended Barnard College (B.A. 1950), and then Columbia Law School (LL.B. 1953).

Professional career[edit]

Personal[edit]

Cedarbaum was married on August 25, 1957[5] to the late Bernard Cedarbaum, long-time partner at Carter Ledyard & Milburn,[6] and has two children, Daniel, a lawyer and leader of Reconstructionist Judaism in Chicago,[7] and Jonathan, a lawyer in D.C. who clerked for the now-retired Associate Justice David Souter of the Supreme Court.[8]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles E. Stewart, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1986–1998
Succeeded by
Naomi Reice Buchwald