Ralph K. Winter Jr.

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Ralph Winter
Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter Jr.jpg
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
November 14, 2003 – May 18, 2010
Appointed by William Rehnquist
Preceded by Laurence Silberman
Succeeded by William Curtis Bryson
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Assumed office
September 30, 2000
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
July 1, 1997 – September 30, 2000
Preceded by Jon O. Newman
Succeeded by John M. Walker Jr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
December 10, 1981 – September 30, 2000
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Walter R. Mansfield
Succeeded by Barrington Daniels Parker Jr.
Personal details
Born Ralph K. Winter Jr.
(1935-07-30) July 30, 1935 (age 82)
Waterbury, Connecticut
Education Yale University (B.A.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)

Ralph K. Winter Jr. (born July 30, 1935) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Winter graduated from Taft School in 1953. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1957 and obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School in 1960. He served as a law clerk for Judge Caleb Merrill Wright of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware from 1960 to 1961 and as a law clerk for Judge Thurgood Marshall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1961 to 1962. He served as a faculty member at Yale Law School from 1962 to 1982, as a research associate and lecturer from 1962 to 1964, as an assistant and associate professor from 1964 to 1968 and as a professor of law from 1968 to 1982. He was a consultant to the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1968 to 1972. He was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. from 1968 to 1970. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1972. He was an adjutant scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. from 1972 to 1981. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at the Brooklyn Law School.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

President Ronald Reagan nominated Winter on November 18, 1981, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Judge Walter R. Mansfield. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 9, 1981, and received his commission on December 10, 1981. He served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 2000 and assumed senior status on September 30, 2000. He was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1997 to 2000. From 2003 to 2010, Winter also served as one of the three judges on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Walter R. Mansfield
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1981–2000
Succeeded by
Barrington Daniels Parker Jr.
Preceded by
Jon O. Newman
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1997–2000
Succeeded by
John M. Walker Jr.
Preceded by
Laurence Silberman
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
2003–2010
Succeeded by
William Curtis Bryson