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Dudley Bonsal

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Dudley Bonsal
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #20
Service:
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   3/17/1962 - 12/6/1976
Preceded by:   75 Stat. 80
Succeeded by:   Pierre Leval
Personal History
Born:   1906
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College (1927)
Law School:   Harvard Law School (1930)

Dudley Baldwin Bonsal (1906-1995) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bonsal received a recess appointment from President John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. He was then nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the Senate on March 16, and received his commission on March 17th. Bonsal was succeeded in this position by Pierre Leval. He assumed senior status on December 6, 1976, and served in that position until his death on July 22, 1995.[1]

Early life and education

  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1927
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1930[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1930-1942
  • Chief counsel, U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, New York City, 1945-1961
  • Judge, U.S. Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, 1977-1987
  • Judge, U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1981-1984[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

Bonsal received a recess appointment from President John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. He was then nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the Senate on March 16, and received his commission on March 17th. Bonsal was succeeded in this position by Pierre Leval. He assumed senior status on December 6, 1976, and served in that position until his death on July 22, 1995.[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Southern District of New York
1962–1976
Succeeded by:
Pierre Leval