Leonard Wexler

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Leonard Wexler
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   06/22/1983 - 06/29/1994
Senior:   06/30/1994 - Present
Preceded by:   George Pratt
Succeeded by:   Nina Gershon
Personal History
Born:   1924
Hometown:   Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate:   Indiana U., B.S., 1947
Law School:   New York U. School of Law, J.D., 1950
Military service:   U.S. Army 1943 - 1945
Leonard D. Wexler (1924-present) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in New York. He joined the court in 1983 after an appointment from Ronald Reagan. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1994.[1]

Early life and education

  • Indiana University, B.S., 1947
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1950[1]

Military service

  • U.S. Army, 1943-1945[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Bay Shore, New York, 1950-1956
  • Private practice, Smithtown, New York, 1956-1983
  • Administrator, New York State Assigned Counsel Plan, 1966-1983[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of New York

Wexler was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 11, 1983, to a seat vacated by George Pratt; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 22, 1983, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1994.[1] Wexler was succeeded in this position by Nina Gershon.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
George Pratt
Eastern District of New York
1983–1994
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Nina Gershon


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