Andrew Kleinfeld

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Andrew Kleinfeld
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Senior judge
Station:   Fairbanks, AK
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   9/16/1991 - 6/12/2010
Senior:   6/12/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Alfred Theodore Goodwin
Past post:   District of Alaska
Past term:   1986-1991
Past position:   Seat #3
Personal History
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Wesleyan University 1966
Law School:   Harvard Law School 1969



Andrew Jay Kleinfeld is a federal appeals judge serving on senior status with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He assumed senior status on June 12, 2010.[1][2]

Early life and education

Born in New York, New York, Kleinfeld graduated from Wesleyan University with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and later from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1969.[3]

Professional career

Kleinfeld was a law clerk for former Alaska Supreme Court Justice, J.A. Rabinowitz in the Alaska Supreme Court from 1969 to 1971. Kleinfeld was a private practice attorney in Alaska from 1971 to 1986.[3]

Federal judicial career

District of Alaska

Kleinfeld first served as a federal magistrate judge with the United States District Court for the District of Alaska from 1971 to 1973.[3]

On the recommendation of Alaska U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, Kleinfeld was nominated to United States District Court for the District of Alaska by President Ronald Reagan on March 26, 1986, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333, which was approved by Congress. Kleinfeld was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 14, 1986 and received commission on May 15, 1986.[3] Kleinfeld was succeeded in this position by John Sedwick.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of Alaska U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, Kleinfeld was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on May 23, 1991 to a seat vacated by Alfred Theodore Goodwin. Kleinfeld was confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1991 on the unanimous consent of the Senate, and received commission on September 16, 1991.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
District of Alaska
1986–1991
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
John Sedwick
Preceded by:
Alfred Theodore Goodwin
Ninth Circuit
1991–2010
Succeeded by:
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