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Percy Knapp

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Percy Knapp
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #12T
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   6/30/1972 - 11/22/1987
Preceded by:   Walter Mansfield
Succeeded by:   Robert Patterson
Personal History
Born:   1909
Undergraduate:   Yale University (1931)
Law School:   Harvard Law School (1934)

Percy Whitman Knapp (1909-2004) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kaufman was nominated by President Richard Nixon on June 15, 1972, to a seat vacated by Walter Mansfield; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972, and received commission two days later. Knapp was succeeded in this position by Robert Patterson. Knapp assumed senior status on November 23, 1987, and served in that capacity until his death on June 14, 2004.[1]

Early life and education

  • Yale University, B.A., 1931
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1934[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1934-1937
  • Deputy assistant district attorney, New York City, 1937-1941
  • Private practice, New York City, 1941
  • Assistant district attorney, Indictments and Frauds Division, New York City, 1942-1944
  • Assistant district attorney, Appellate Division, New York City, 1944-1950
  • Private practice, New York City, 1950-1972[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Kaufman was nominated by President Richard Nixon on June 15, 1972, to a seat vacated by Walter Mansfield; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972, and received commission two days later. Knapp was succeeded in this position by Robert Patterson. Knapp assumed senior status on November 23, 1987, and served in that capacity until his death on June 14, 2004.[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Walter Mansfield
Southern District of New York
1972–1987
Succeeded by:
Robert Patterson