Peter Collins Dorsey

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Peter Collins Dorsey
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
January 2, 1998 – January 21, 2012
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
1994–1998
Preceded by José A. Cabranes
Succeeded by Alfred V. Covello
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
July 19, 1983 – January 2, 1998
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by T. Emmet Clarie
Succeeded by Stefan R. Underhill
Personal details
Born Peter Collins Dorsey
(1931-03-24)March 24, 1931
New London, Connecticut
Died January 21, 2012(2012-01-21) (aged 80)
New Haven, Connecticut
Education Yale University (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

Peter Collins Dorsey (March 24, 1931 – January 20, 2012) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Education[edit]

Born in New London, Connecticut,[1] Dorsey received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1959. He was in the United States Naval Reserve from 1953 to 1956.[2]

Career[edit]

Dorsey was in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut from 1959 to 1974. He was the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1974 to 1977. He returned to private practice in New Haven from 1977 to 1983.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Dorsey was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 7, 1983, to a seat vacated by Judge T. Emmet Clarie. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 18, 1983, and received commission on July 19, 1983. He served as Chief Judge from 1994 to 1998. He assumed senior status on January 2, 1998.[2]

Death[edit]

Dorsey died after a long illness on January 20, 2012 in New Haven, aged 80.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hough, Marie T.; Barnes, Nancy L. (11 August 1987). "The American Bench". Reginald Bishop Forster & Associates – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dorsey, Peter Collins - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ "Peter Dorsey, Federal Judge Who Sentenced Rowland, Dies At 80 - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
T. Emmet Clarie
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1983–1998
Succeeded by
Stefan R. Underhill
Preceded by
José A. Cabranes
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Alfred V. Covello