Zita Leeson Weinshienk
|Zita Leeson Weinshienk|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
April 3, 1998 – March 31, 2011
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
September 26, 1979 – April 3, 1998
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by||Robert E. Blackburn|
April 3, 1933|
St. Paul, Minnesota
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
Born on April 3, 1933, in St. Paul, Minnesota, 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.
Federal judicial service
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.
- Zita Leeson Weinshienk at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Robert E. Blackburn