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Alvin Thompson

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Alvin Thompson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   9/14/1994 - Present
Chief:   2009 - 2013
Preceded by:   Ellen Burns
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate:   Princeton, B.A., 1975
Law School:   Yale Law, J.D., 1978
Alvin W. Thompson is a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. At the time of his appointment, Thompson was a private practice attorney. He served as chief judge from 2009 to 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Thompson graduated from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree in 1975 and later from Yale Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Thompson was a private practice attorney in the State of Connecticut from 1978 to 1994.[1]

Judicial career

District of Connecticut

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Christopher Dodd and Joe Libermann, Thompson was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut by President Bill Clinton on September 14, 1994 to a seat vacated by Ellen Burns as Burns assumed senior status. Thompson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994 on a Senate voice vote and received commission on October 11, 1994.[2] He served as chief judge of the court from 2009 to 2013.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Ellen Burns
District of Connecticut
Seat #3
Succeeded by:

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