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Robert Boochever

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Robert Boochever
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Station:   Pasadena, CA
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   6/18/1980 - 6/10/1986
Senior:   6/10/1986 - 10/9/11
Preceded by:   Shirley Hufstedler
Past post:   Alaska Supreme Court
Past chief:   1975-1978
Past term:   1972 - 1980
Personal History
Born:   10/2/1917
Deceased:   10/9/2011
Undergraduate:   Cornell University 1939
Law School:   Cornell Law School 1941

Robert Boochever was a federal appeals judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit based in San Francisco. He joined the court in 1980 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter and served it until his death in 2011.[1]

Early life and education

Boochever graduated from Cornell with his bachelor's degree in 1939 and later graduated from Cornell Law with a Doctorate in laws degree in 1941.[2]


Boochever began his legal career as an Assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska from 1946 to 1947 and also served as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Alaska from 1947 to 1972 before joining the Alaska Supreme Court as an associate justice from 1972 to 1980 and served two years as the Chief Justice of Alaska from 1975 to 1978.[2]

Federal judicial career

Boochever was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on May 22, 1980 to a seat vacated by Shirley Hufstedler. Boochever was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 18, 1980 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 18, 1980. Boochever assumed senior status on June 10, 1986 and continued serving in that capacity until his death on October 9, 2011.[2]


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