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Ralph Winter

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Ralph Winter
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Station:   New York, NY
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/10/1981-9/30/2000
Chief:   1997-2000
Senior:   9/30/2000-Present
Preceded by:   Walter Mansfield
Succeeded by:   Barrington Parker
Personal History
Born:   1935
Hometown:   Waterbury, CT
Undergraduate:   Yale University, 1957
Law School:   Yale Law School, 1960

Ralph K. Winter, Jr. is a federal appeals judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit based in New York City. He joined the court in 1981 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He had previously served as a professor at Yale Law School. Winter assumed senior status on September 30, 2000.[1][2]

Early life and education

Winter graduated from Yale with his bachelor's degree in 1957 and graduated from Yale Law with his law degree in 1960.[1]

Professional career

  • 1962-1982: Faculty, Yale Law School
  • 1968-1982: Professor, Yale Law School
  • 1964-1968: Assistant/associate professor
  • 1962-1964: Research associate and lecturer

Federal judicial career

Second Circuit

On the unanimous recommendation of Connecticut U.S. Senators Abraham Ribicoff and Lowell Riecker, Newman was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 18, 1981, to a seat vacated by Walter Mansfield. Winter was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 19, 1979 on a senate vote and received commission on December 10, 1981. Winter served as the chief judge of the court from 1997 to 2000 before assuming senior status on September 30, 2000.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Barrington Parker.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Walter Mansfield
Second Circuit
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Barrington Parker