Robert Ward

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Robert Ward
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Active:   10/17/1972-1/31/1991
Preceded by:   Frederick Bryan
Succeeded by:   Loretta Preska
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Harvard College (1945)
Law School:   Harvard Law School (1949)
Military service:   U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant, 1944-1946

Robert Joseph Ward (1926-2003) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ward was nominated by President Richard Nixon on September 25, 1972, to a seat vacated by Frederick Bryan; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission five days later. Ward was succeeded in this position by Loretta Preska. He assumed senior status on February 1, 1991, and served in that capacity until his death on August 5, 2003.[1]

Early life and education

  • Harvard College, B.S., 1945
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1949[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant (JG), 1944-1946
  • Private practice, New York City, 1949-1951
  • Assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1951-1955
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1956-1961
  • Private practice, New York City, 1961-1972[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Ward was nominated by President Richard Nixon on September 25, 1972, to a seat vacated by Frederick Bryan; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission five days later. Ward was succeeded in this position by Loretta Preska. He assumed senior status on February 1, 1991, and served in that capacity until his death on August 5, 2003.[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frederick Bryan
Southern District of New York
1972–1991
Succeeded by:
Loretta Preska