Peter K. Leisure

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Honorable
Peter K. Leisure
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
March 22, 1997 – September 17, 2013
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
June 15, 1984 – March 21, 1997
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Milton Pollack
Succeeded by William H. Pauley III
Assistant U.S. attorney for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
1962–1966
Personal details
Born March 21, 1929
New York, New York, U.S.
Died September 17, 2013(2013-09-17) (aged 84)
New York, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia Law School; Yale University, B.A., 1952; University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1958
Military service
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 1953-1955
Rank Lieutenant, artillery

Peter Keeton Leisure (March 21, 1929 – September 17, 2013) was a United States federal judge.[1]

Born in New York, New York, Leisure received a B.A. from Yale University in 1952 and attended Columbia Law School, but was in the United States Army Lieutenant, Artillery from 1953 to 1955. He received an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1958. He was in private practice in New York City from 1958 to 1961. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York from 1962 to 1966. He was in private practice in New York City from 1966 to 1984.

Leisure was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Leisure was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 25, 1984, to a seat vacated by Milton Pollack. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission the same day. He assumed senior status on March 21, 1997, and he retired in 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Milton Pollack
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1984–1997
Succeeded by
William H. Pauley III