Richard Owen

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Richard Owen
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   12/19/1973 - 09/29/1989
Senior:   09/30/1989 - Present
Preceded by:   Edward McLean
Succeeded by:   Deborah Batts
Personal History
Born:   1922
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College, A.B., 1945
Law School:   Harvard Law, LL.B., 1950
Military service:   U.S. Army 1942 - 1945




Richard Owen (b. 1922) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1973 after being nominated by President Richard Nixon.

Early life and education

Owen graduated from Dartmouth with his bachelor's degree in 1945 and later graduated from Harvard Law with his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1950 and also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945[1].

Professional career

Owen began his legal career as a private practice attorney in New York City from 1950 to 1953 before becoming the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1953 to 1955 and also served as a Special assistant U.S. Attorney General in 1954 before joining the U.S. Department of Justice in 1955 as a Senior trial attorney in the Antitrust Division and served in that role until 1958 when Owen resumed private practice work until 1974. In addition to his private practice work, Owen served as a Assistant professor at New York Law School from 1951 to 1953 and also served as Associate Counsel for the New York State Commission on Alcoholic Beverage Laws from 1963 to 1964[1].

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Owen was nominated by Richard M. Nixon on November 15, 1973, to a seat vacated by Edward McLean. Owen was confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1973 on a senate vote and received commission on December 19, 1973. Owen assumed senior status on September 30, 1989.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward McLean
Southern District of New York
1973–1989
Succeeded by:
Deborah Batts


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