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Edward Leavy

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Edward Leavy
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Portland, OR
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   3/23/1987 - 5/19/1997
Senior:   5/19/1997 - Present
Preceded by:   Otto Skopil, Jr.
Past post:   Judge, District of Oregon
Past term:   1984-1987
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Portland, 1950
Law School:   Notre Dame Law School, 1953

Edward Leavy is a federal appeals judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Leavy is serving on senior status.[1]


Leavy graduated from Portland with his bachelor's degree in 1950 and graduated from Notre Dame Law with his J.D. in 1953.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield, Leavy was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by Otto Skopil, Jr. Leavy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 20, 1987, on a majority voice vote and received commission on March 23, 1987.[2] Leavy assumed senior status on May 19, 1997.[1]

District of Oregon

Leavy began his federal judicial career as a federal magistrate judge for the District of Oregon. Leavy was appointed to a full eight-year term in 1976 and served his full term until 1984 when he was elevated to an Article III judgeship in the same court.

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield, Leavy was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 26, 1984, to a seat vacated by Judge Robert Belloni. Leavy was confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1984, and received commission on May 3, 1984. Leavy left the District of Oregon on April 8, 1987, due to his elevation to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.[1] Leavy was succeeded in this position by Judge Malcolm Marsh.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Belloni
District of Oregon
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Malcolm Marsh
Preceded by:
Otto Skopil, Jr.
Ninth Circuit
Succeeded by:

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