Sidney M. Aronovitz
Sidney M. Aronovitz
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
October 31, 1988 – January 8, 1997
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
September 21, 1976 – October 31, 1988
|Appointed by||Gerald Ford|
|Preceded by||William O. Mehrtens|
|Succeeded by||Donald L. Graham|
Sidney Myer Aronovitz
June 20, 1920
Key West, Florida
|Died||January 8, 1997 (aged 76)|
|Education||University of Florida (B.A.)|
Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D.)
Sidney Myer Aronovitz (June 20, 1920 – January 8, 1997) was an American lawyer and United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Education and career
Born on June 20, 1920 in Key West, Florida, Aronovitz was the son of a local textile merchant and a third-generation Key West native. He graduated from Key West High School in 1937, valedictorian and president of his class. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1942 and his Juris Doctor from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 1943. Aronovitz served in the United States Army as a Captain from 1943 to 1946, winning the Bronze Star. He was in private practice in Miami, Florida from 1946 to 1976, serving as a Miami city commissioner from 1962 to 1966 and as vice-mayor in 1965.
Federal judicial service
President Gerald Ford nominated Aronovitz to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on August 4, 1976, to the seat vacated by Judge William O. Mehrtens. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 17, 1976, he received his commission four days later. Aronovitz assumed senior status on October 31, 1988 and remained on the court until his death in Miami on January 8, 1997.
In October 2009, President Barack Obama signed into a law a bill introduced by Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to rename the United States Post Office, Custom House, and Courthouse in Key West the Sidney M. Aronovitz United States Courthouse.
- Sidney Myer Aronovitz at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
William O. Mehrtens
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Donald L. Graham