Abraham Sofaer

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Abraham Sofaer
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #14
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   3/23/1979 - 6/9/1985
Preceded by:   Marvin Frankel
Succeeded by:   Michael Mukasey
Personal History
Born:   1938
Undergraduate:   Yeshiva University (1962)
Law School:   New York University School of Law (1965)

Abraham David Sofaer (1938-present) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sofaer was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on January 19, 1979, to a seat vacated by Marvin Frankel; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission two days later. He resigned from the bench on June 9, 1985.[1] Sofaer was succeeded in this position by Michael Mukasey.

Early life and education

  • Yeshiva University, B.A., 1962
  • New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1965[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, 1965-1966
  • Law clerk, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1966-1967
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1967-1969
  • Professor of law, Columbia University, 1969-1979
  • Legal adviser, State Department, 1985-1990
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1991-1994
  • George P. Shultz distinguished scholar, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1994-present[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

Sofaer was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on January 19, 1979, to a seat vacated by Marvin Frankel; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission two days later. He resigned from the bench on June 9, 1985.[1] Sofaer was succeeded in this position by Michael Mukasey.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Marvin Frankel
Southern District of New York
1979–1985
Succeeded by:
Michael Mukasey