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Ellsworth Van Graafeiland

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Ellsworth Van Graafeiland
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Gerald Ford
Active:   12/21/1974 - 5/5/1985
Senior:   5/5/1985 - 11/20/2004
Preceded by:   Henry Friendly
Succeeded by:   Frank Altimari
Personal History
Born:   May 11, 1915
Hometown:   Rochester, NY
Deceased:   November 20, 2004
Undergraduate:   University of Rochester, A.B., 1937
Law School:   Cornell Law, LL.B., 1940
Ellsworth Alfred Van Graafeiland (1915-2004) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the Second Circuit in 1974 after an appointment from Gerald Ford. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in New York. He assumed senior status on May 5, 1985, and served in that capacity until his death on November 20, 2004.[1]

Early life and education

  • University of Rochester, A.B., 1937
  • Cornell Law School, LL.B., 1940[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Rochester, New York, 1940-1974[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Van Graafeiland was nominated by President Gerald Ford on December 11, 1974, to a seat vacated by Henry Friendly; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1974, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on May 5, 1985, and served in that capacity until his death on November 20, 2004. He was succeeded to this post by Frank Altimari.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Henry Friendly
Second Circuit
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Frank Altimari

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