Walter Bruchhausen

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Walter Bruchhausen (May 29, 1892 – October 11, 1976) was a United States federal judge.

Bruchhausen was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received an LL.B. from New York University School of Law in 1912, and then entered the U.S. Military, serving in World War I. He was in private practice of law in New York City from 1919 to 1953, and was also a member of the New York State Judicial Council from 1950 to 1953.

Bruchhausen was a federal judge to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Bruchhausen was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 18, 1953, to a seat vacated by Harold M. Kennedy. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 7, 1953, and received commission the next day. Served as chief judge from 1959 to 1962. Assumed senior status on May 20, 1967, and died on October 11, 1976.

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Preceded by
Harold Maurice Kennedy
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1953–1967
Succeeded by
Orrin Grimmell Judd
Preceded by
Mortimer W. Byers
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1959–1962
Succeeded by
Joseph Carmine Zavatt