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Edward Nottingham

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Edward Nottingham
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Title:   Former judge
Position:   Seat #7
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/27/1989 - 10/21/2008
Chief:   2007 - 2008
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   William J. Martinez
Personal History
Born:   1948
Undergraduate:   Cornell University (1969)
Law School:   University of Colorado School of Law (1972)

Edward Willis Nottingham, Jr. was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He was nominated by President George H.W. Bush.

Early life and education

  • Cornell University, A.B., 1969
  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional career

Judicial career

District of Colorado

On the recommendation of Senator Bill Armstrong, Nottingham was nominated to the District of Colorado by President George H.W. Bush on October 20, 1989 to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. Nottingham was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 21, 1989 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 27, 1989.[1] Nottingham was succeeded in this position by William J. Martinez.


In a statement dated October 21, 2008, Judge Nottingham resigned his commission as a United States District Judge for the District of Colorado. In his statement, he indicated that "It is in the public interest and the interest of the federal judiciary because it will terminate his judgeship and begin to restore public confidence in an institution which he profoundly respects. He is deeply remorseful for his actions. He is also embarrassed and ashamed for any loss of confidence caused by those actions and attendant publicity and sincerely apologies to the public and the judiciary."[2]

Prostitution controversy

Nottingham was investigated "for improper judicial conduct after his full name and personal cell phone number appeared on a list of clients from a Denver prostitution business." He resigned from the court shortly thereafter.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
District of Colorado
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
William J. Martinez

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