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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by:||John Kane|
|Succeeded by:||Philip Brimmer|
|Undergraduate:||University of Denver, 1965|
|Law School:||University of Denver Law, 1968|
|Grad. School:||University of Virginia Law, 1988|
Lewis Thornton Babcock is an Article III federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Babcock is a judge serving on senior status.
Babcock graduated from the University of Denver with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and with his J.D. degree in 1968 before later graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law with his Master of Laws degree in 1988.
Babcock also served on reserve duty with the Colorado National Guard from 1968 to 1974.
- 1983-1988: Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
- 1978-1983: Chief Judge, Colorado Sixteenth Judicial District
- 1976-1983: Judge, Colorado Sixteenth Judicial District
- 1973-1976: Part-time assistant district attorney, Colorado Sixteenth Judicial District
- 1970-1976: Part-time city attorney for Rocky Ford, Colorado
- 1969-1974: Part-time city attorney for Las Animas, Colorado
- 1968-1976: Attorney in private practice
District of Colorado
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong of Colorado, Babcock was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 23, 1988, to a seat vacated by Judge John Kane as Kane went on senior status. Babcock was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 14, 1988, on a unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on October 17, 1988. Babcock served as the chief judge of the District of Colorado from 2000 to 2007 before later assuming senior status on April 4, 2008. Babcock was succeeded in this position by Judge Philip Brimmer.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Colorado
David West • Kathleen Tafoya • Kristen Mix • Michael Hegarty • Craig Shaffer • Boyd Boland • Michael Watanabe • Gordon Gallagher •
|Former Article III judges||
|Former Chief judges|