Murray Gurfein

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Murray Gurfein
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   8/27/1974 - 12/16/1979
Preceded by:   Paul Hays
Succeeded by:   Lawrence Pierce
Past post:   Southern District of New York
Past term:   5/20/1971 - 9/11/1974
Past position:   Seat #11
Personal History
Born:   November 17, 1907
Hometown:   New York, NY
Deceased:   December 16, 1979
Undergraduate:   Columbia, A.B., 1926
Law School:   Harvard Law, LL.B., 1930
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1942-1946
Murray Irwin Gurfein (1907-1979) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the Second Circuit in 1974 after an appointment from Richard Nixon. He joined the Southern District of New York in 1971 after an appointment from Richard Nixon. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in New York City. He served until his death on December 16, 1979.[1]

Early life and education

  • Columbia College, A.B., 1926
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1930[1]

Military career

  • U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, O.S.S., 1942-1946[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. Julian Mack, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1930-1931
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1931-1933
  • Private practice, New York City, 1933-1935
  • Deputy assistant district attorney, New York County, NY, 1935-1938
  • Assistant district attorney, New York County, NY, 1938-1942
  • Assistant to Hon. Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Chief Counsel in Nuremberg Trials, 1945
  • Private practice, New York City, 1946-1971[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Gurfein was nominated to the Second Circuit by President Richard Nixon on July 11, 1974, to a seat vacated by Paul Hays; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1974, and received commission five days later. He served until his death on December 16, 1979.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Lawrence Pierce.

Southern District of New York

Gurfein was nominated to the Southern District of New York by President Richard Nixon on April 14, 1971, to a seat vacated by Thomas Murphy; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1971, and received commission that same day. He served the Southern District of New York until September 11, 1974, before advancing to the Second Circuit.[1] Gurfein was succeeded in this position by Charles Haight.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas Murphy
Southern District of New York
1971–1974
Succeeded by:
Charles Haight
Preceded by:
Paul Hays
Second Circuit
1974–1979
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
Lawrence Pierce




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