|Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
June 18, 1980 – June 10, 1986
|Nominated by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Shirley Hufstedler|
|Succeeded by||Diarmuid O'Scannlain|
|Associate Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court|
March 22, 1972 – October 1980
|Appointed by||William A. Egan|
|Preceded by||John H. Dimond|
|Succeeded by||Allen T. Compton|
October 2, 1917|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||October 9, 2011
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
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Born in New York City, New York, Boochever received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1939, where he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society, and an LL.B. from Cornell Law School in 1941. He was a Captain in the United States Army Infantry during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. He was an assistant United States Attorney in Juneau, Alaska from 1946 to 1947, thereafter working in private practice in Juneau until 1972. He was a Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court from 1972 to 1980, serving as Chief Justice from 1975 to 1978.
On May 22, 1980, Boochever was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. vacated by Shirley Hufstedler. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 18, 1980, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on June 10, 1986. He served in that capacity until his death, though he did not hear any new cases in the last few years of his life.
Boochever died on October 9, 2011, of natural causes at the age of 94 at his home in Pasadena, California.
- Robert Boochever at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
John H. Dimond
|Associate Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court
Allen T. Compton