Peter Dorsey

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Peter Dorsey
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/19/1983 - 1/2/1998
Senior:   1/2/1998 - 1/21/2012
Preceded by:   T. Emmet Clarie
Succeeded by:   Stefan Underhill
Personal History
Born:   March 24, 1931
Hometown:   New London, CT
Deceased:   January 21, 2012
Undergraduate:   Yale, B.A., 1953
Law School:   Harvard Law, LL.B, 1959
Military service:   U.S. Navy, Reserves 1953-1956
Peter Dorsey was an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He joined the court in 1983 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. At the time of appointment, Dorsey was a private practice attorney. He assumed senior status on January 2, 1988. He served until his death on January 21, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

Born in New London, Connecticut, Dorsey graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's degree in 1953. Dorsey graduated from Harvard Law School with his Bachelor of Laws, LL.B degree in 1959.[1]

Military service

Dorsey served in the United States Navy Reserves from 1953 to 1956.[1]

Professional career

Dorsey was a private practice attorney in Connecticut from 1959 to 1974 and again from 1977 to 1983. Dorsey was nominated by President Gerald R. Ford to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1974 to 1977.[1]

Judicial career

District of Connecticut

Dorsey was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut by President Ronald Reagan on June 7, 1983 to a seat vacated by Emmet Clarie. Dorsey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 18, 1983 on a Senate vote and received commission on July 19, 1983. He assumed senior status on January 2, 1988. He served until his death on January 21, 2012.[1] Dorsey was succeeded in this position by Stefan Underhill.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
T. Emmet Clarie
District of Connecticut
1983–1998
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Stefan Underhill


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