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Mark Kravitz

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Mark Kravitz
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   6/12/2003 - 9/30/2012
Preceded by:   Alfred Covello
Succeeded by:   Jeffrey Meyer
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Philadelphia, PA
Deceased:   September 30, 2012
Undergraduate:   Wesleyan U., B.A., 1972
Law School:   Georgetown U. Law, J.D., 1975
Mark R. Kravitz was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in Connecticut.[1] Judge Kravitz passed away on September 30, 2012 after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kravitz graduated from Wesleyan University with an undergraduate degree in 1972 and later from Georgetown University Law Center with his Juris Doctor degree in 1975.[1]

Professional career

Kravitz was a law clerk for Federal Appeals Judge James Hunter of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1976 and also served as a law clerk to then Associate Justice and former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court William Rehnquist in the Supreme Court of the United States from 1978 to 1979. Kravitz was in private practice in Connecticut from 1976 to 2003. Kravitz also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut Law School from 1995 to 2001.[1]

Judicial career

District of Connecticut

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Joe Libermann, Kravitz was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut by President George W. Bush on March 27, 2003, to a seat vacated by Alfred Covello. Kravitz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 12, 2003 on a voice vote and received commission on June 12, 2003.[1][3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alfred Covello
District of Connecticut
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
Jeffrey Meyer

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