Robert Cowen

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Robert Cowen
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #14
Station:   Philadelphia, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   11/9/1987 - 9/4/1998
Senior:   9/4/1998 - Present
Preceded by:   James Hunter III
Succeeded by:   Julio Fuentes
Past post:   District of New Jersey
Past term:   1985-1987
Personal History
Born:   1930
Hometown:   New Jersey
Undergraduate:   Drake University, 1952
Law School:   Rutgers University Law, 1958

Robert E. Cowen is a federal appeals judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit based in Philadelphia. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Cowen is serving on senior status.[1]

Education

A native of New Jersey, Cowen graduated from Drake with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and later graduated from Rutgers Law with his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1958.[1]

Professional career

  • 1973-1978: Director, Ethics and Professional Services, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, State of New Jersey
  • 1970-1973: Deputy state attorney general, Office of the State Attorney General, New Jersey
  • 1969-1970: Assistant county prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey
  • 1959-1969: Attorney in private practice
  • 1958-1959: Law clerk, Hon. Walter Conklin, Superior Court of New Jersey[1]

Federal judicial career

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Cowen was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 7, 1987, to a seat vacated by Judge James Hunter III as Hunter assumed senior status. Cowen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 6, 1987 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on November 9, 1987.[2] Cowen assumed senior status on September 4, 1998.[1]

District of New Jersey

Cowen was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by President Ronald Reagan on October 7, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. Cowen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 1, 1985, and received commission on November 4, 1985. Cowen left the District of New Jersey on November 16, 1987, due to his appointment to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Cowen was succeeded in this position by Judge Alfred Wolin.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
District of New Jersey
1985–1987
Succeeded by:
Alfred Wolin
Preceded by:
James Hunter
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
1987–present
Succeeded by:
Julio Fuentes