Robert Joseph Ward

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Robert Joseph Ward
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
February 1, 1991 – August 5, 2003
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
October 17, 1972 – February 1, 1991
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Frederick van Pelt Bryan
Succeeded by Loretta A. Preska
Personal details
Born Robert Joseph Ward
(1926-01-31)January 31, 1926
New York City, New York
Died August 5, 2003(2003-08-05) (aged 77)
New York City, New York
Education Harvard College B.S.
Harvard Law School LL.B.

Robert Joseph Ward (January 31, 1926 – August 5, 2003) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Ward was born in New York City, New York. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard College in 1945. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1949. He was a United States Naval Reserve Lieutenant (JG) from 1944 to 1946. He was in private practice of law in New York City from 1949 to 1951. He was an assistant district attorney of New York County from 1951 to 1955. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Southern District of New York from 1956 to 1961. He was in private practice of law in New York City from 1961 to 1972.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Ward was nominated by President Richard Nixon on September 25, 1972, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge Frederick van Pelt Bryan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission on October 17, 1972. He assumed senior status on February 1, 1991. His service was terminated on August 5, 2003, due to death.[1]

Death[edit]

Ward died of cancer on August 5, 2003 in New York City.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ward, Robert Joseph - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ Fried, Joseph P. (6 August 2003). "Robert J. Ward, 77, a Senior Federal Judge" – via NYTimes.com. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Frederick van Pelt Bryan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1972–1991
Succeeded by
Loretta A. Preska