Zita Leeson Weinshienk

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Zita Leeson Weinshienk
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
April 3, 1998 – March 31, 2011
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
In office
September 26, 1979 – April 3, 1998
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by Robert E. Blackburn
Personal details
Born (1933-04-03) April 3, 1933 (age 85)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Education University of Arizona (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Zita Leeson Weinshienk (born April 3, 1933) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. She was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2000.

Education and career[edit]

Born on April 3, 1933, in St. Paul, Minnesota,[1] Weinshienk received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 1955 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1958. She was a probation counselor, legal advisor and referee of the Denver Juvenile Court from 1959 to 1964, a judge of the Denver Municipal Court from 1964 to 1965, of the Denver County Court from 1965 to 1971, and of the Colorado District Court for the Second Judicial District from 1972 to 1979.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 1, 1979, President Jimmy Carter nominated Weinshienk to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado created by 92 Stat. 1629. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, and received her commission the following day. She assumed senior status on April 3, 1998 and retired from service on March 31, 2011.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
1979–1998
Succeeded by
Robert E. Blackburn