Roger Miner

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Roger Miner
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #12
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/22/1985 - 1/1/1997
Senior:   1/1/1997 - 2/18/2012
Preceded by:   New Seat
Succeeded by:   Robert Sack
Past post:   Northern District of New York
Past term:   1981-1985
Personal History
Born:   April 14, 1934
Hometown:   Hudson, NY
Deceased:   February 18, 2012
Undergraduate:   SUNY, B.S., 1977
Law School:   New York Law School, LL.B., 1956
Roger Jeffrey Miner (b. 1934) was 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 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. At the time of his appointment, Miner served on the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York after a 1985 appointment from Ronald Reagan. Miner assumed senior status on January 1, 1997, serving until his death on February 18, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

Miner graduated from New York Law School with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1956 and later earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York in 1977.[1]

Military service

Miner also served in the U.S. Army as a Captain for the JAG Corps from 1956 to 1959.[1]

Professional career

Miner began his legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of New York from 1959 to 1975 and also served as Corporation counsel for the City of Hudson, NY from 1961 to 1964 and as a part-time Assistant district attorney for Columbia County, NY in 1964 before being elected District attorney for Columbia County, NY from 1968 to 1975. Miner later became an Adjunct associate professor for Columbia-Greene Community College from 1974 to 1979 before becoming a Justice in the New York Supreme Court from 1976 to 1981. Miner also served as a Adjunct professor at New York Law School from 1986 to 1996 and at Albany Law School of Union University since 1997.[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of New York U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Miner was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333 and 346 which was approved by Congress. Miner was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 22, 1985, and received commission on July 22, 1985. Miner later assumed senior status on January 1, 1997. He served until his death on February 18, 2012.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Robert Sack.

Northern District of New York

On the recommendation of New York U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Miner was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 28, 1981 to a seat vacated by James Foley. Miner was Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1981 on a senate vote and received commission on September 28, 1981. Miner left the Northern District of New York on August 2, 1985 due to appointment to another judicial position.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Constantine Cholakis.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
James Foley
Northern District of New York
1981–1985
Succeeded by:
Constantine Cholakis
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Second Circuit
1985–present
Seat #12
Succeeded by:
Robert Sack




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