Robert B. Kugler

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Robert Byron Kugler
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Assumed office
November 2, 2018
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Assumed office
May 19, 2017
Appointed byJohn Roberts
Preceded byMartin Leach-Cross Feldman
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
December 4, 2002 – November 2, 2018
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJoseph E. Irenas
Succeeded byvacant
Personal details
Born
Robert Byron Kugler

1950 (age 68–69)
Camden, New Jersey
EducationSyracuse University (B.A.)
Rutgers School of Law–Camden (J.D.)

Robert Byron Kugler (born 1950) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and also serving as a Judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Kugler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law–Camden in Camden in 1978. He was a law clerk for Judge John F. Gerry of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1978 to 1979. He was an Assistant Prosecutor, Camden County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey from 1979 to 1981. He was a Deputy attorney general of Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety from 1981 to 1982. He was in private practice in New Jersey from 1982 to 1992.

District court service[edit]

Kugler was a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1992 to 2002. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on August 1, 2002, to a seat on the District Court vacated by Joseph E. Irenas. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002, and received his commission on December 4, 2002. On May 19, 2017 he was appointed to be a judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by John Roberts.[1] He assumed senior status on November 2, 2018.

Family[edit]

Kugler is the son of George F. Kugler, Jr., who served as New Jersey Attorney General from 1970 to 1974. His brother Pete Kugler played ten seasons in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Posses, Shayna (May 19, 2017). "New Jersey Federal Judge Named To Surveillance Court". Law360. Retrieved December 15, 2017. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  2. ^ "George Kugler Jr., former N.J. attorney general". Newsday. 2004-08-05. Retrieved 2009-11-29. Kugler is survived by his wife; two sisters; a stepbrother; and four sons. One son, Peter D. Kugler, of Littleton, Colo., played professional football for several years, including in three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers. Another son, Robert Kugler, is a federal judge who was confirmed by the Senate in 2002.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph E. Irenas
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
2002–2018
Vacant
Preceded by
Martin Leach-Cross Feldman
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
2017–present
Incumbent