Richard Lowell Nygaard
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
October 17, 1988 – July 9, 2005
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Joseph Weis|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Hardiman|
July 9, 1940 |
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, U.S.
|Education||University of Southern California (BA)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (JD)
Richard Lowell Nygaard (born July 9, 1940) is a federal judge who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1988 to 2005, when he assumed senior status.
Nygaard was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, on July 9, 1940. He received a B.S. cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1969 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1971. He was a Petty Officer Second Class in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1958 to 1964. He was in private practice in North East, Pennsylvania from 1972 to 1980. He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Sixth District of Pennsylvania, Erie, Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1988.
Nygaard is a Senior Federal Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Nygaard was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 25, 1988, to a seat vacated when Joseph Francis Weis, Jr. assumed Senior Status. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 14, 1988, and received his commission on October 17, 1988. He assumed senior status on July 9, 2005.
- CONFRIMATION HEARINGS ON FEDERAL APPOINTMENTS. 1989. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- Richard Lowell Nygaard at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit