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Alan Cooke Kay

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This page is about the federal judge for the District of Hawaii. If you are looking for information on the federal magistrate judge for the District of Columbia, please see Alan Kay.

Alan Cooke Kay
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   9/15/1986 - 1/2/2000
Chief:   1991 - 1999
Senior:   1/2/2000 - Present
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   John Seabright
Personal History
Born:   1932
Hometown:   Honolulu, HI
Undergraduate:   Princeton U., A.B., 1957
Law School:   University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.B., 1960
Military service:   U.S. Marine Corps 1953 - 1955 Corporal

Alan Cooke Kay is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. Kay is serving on senior status. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Born in Hawaii, Kay graduated from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree in 1957 and later from the University of California-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law with his Law degree in 1960. Kay served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1955.[1]

Professional career

Kay spent was a private practice attorney in the State of Hawaii from 1960 to 1986 and also served as the Director of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Honolulu, Hawaii from 1968 to 1971.[1]

Judicial career

District of Hawaii

Kay was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii by President Ronald Reagan on July 3, 1986 to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333, which was approved by Congress. Kay was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 12, 1986 on a Senate vote and received commission on September 15, 1986. Kay served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1991 to 1999 before assuming senior status on January 2, 2000.[1] Kay was succeeded in this position by John Seabright.

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Preceded by:
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Seat #3
Succeeded by:
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