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Alan Nevas

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Alan Nevas
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/17/1985 - 3/27/1997
Senior:   3/27/1997 - 2/2/2009
Preceded by:   New Seat
Succeeded by:   Christopher Droney
Personal History
Born:   1928
Hometown:   Norwalk, CT
Undergraduate:   Syracuse U., A.B., 1949
Law School:   New York U. Law, LL.B., 1951
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1952-1954

Alan Nevas was a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. At the time of appointment, Nevas was a U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He assumed senior status on March 27, 1997 and retired on February 2, 2009.[1]

Early life and education

Nevas graduated from Syracuse Law with his bachelor's degree in 1949 and later graduated from NYU Law with his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1951.[1]

Military service

Nevas served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class from 1952 to 1954.[1]

Professional career

Nevas was a private practice attorney licensed in Connecticut from 1951 to 1952 and from 1954 to 1981. Nevas was also a member of Connecticut General Assembly from 1971 to 1977 and was a justice of the peace in Connecticut from 1976 to 1981. In 1981, he was nominated by President Reagan as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, a position he served in until 1985.[1]

Judicial career

District of Connecticut

Nevas was nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1985 to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333 which was approved by Congress. Nevas was confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 17, 1985. Nevas later assumed senior status on March 27, 1997 before fully retiring from the federal judiciary on February 2, 2009.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Christopher Droney.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
District of Connecticut
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Christopher Droney

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