Sherman Glenn Finesilver

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Sherman Glenn Finesilver
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
May 31, 1994 – December 31, 1994
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
1982–1994
Preceded byFred M. Winner
Succeeded byRichard Paul Matsch
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
September 22, 1971 – May 31, 1994
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded byWilliam Edward Doyle
Succeeded byWiley Young Daniel
Personal details
Born
Sherman Glenn Finesilver

(1927-10-01)October 1, 1927
Denver, Colorado
DiedOctober 12, 2006(2006-10-12) (aged 79)
Denver, Colorado
EducationUniversity of Colorado Boulder (B.A.)
Sturm College of Law (J.D.)

Sherman Glenn Finesilver (October 1, 1927 – October 12, 2006) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Denver, Colorado, Finesilver received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1949 and a Juris Doctor from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver in 1952. He was in private practice in Denver from 1952 to 1955, and was also an assistant city attorney during that time. He was a judge of the County Court for the City and County of Denver from 1955 to 1962, and of the Colorado Second Judicial District from 1962 to 1971.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 8, 1971, Finesilver was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by Judge William Edward Doyle. Finesilver was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 21, 1971, and received his commission on September 22, 1971. He served as Chief Judge from 1982 to 1994, assuming senior status on May 31, 1994, and then retiring from the bench entirely on December 31, 1994.[1]

Post judicial service[edit]

Following his retirement, Finesilver resumed private practice in Denver until his death on October 12, 2006, in Denver.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Edward Doyle
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
1971–1994
Succeeded by
Wiley Young Daniel
Preceded by
Fred M. Winner
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
1982–1994
Succeeded by
Richard Paul Matsch