Sterry Waterman

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Sterry Waterman
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   7/13/1955 - 11/13/1970
Senior:   11/13/1970 - 2/6/1984
Preceded by:   Harrie Brigham Chase
Succeeded by:   James Oakes
Personal History
Born:   June 12, 1901
Hometown:   Taunton, MA
Deceased:   February 6, 1984
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College, A.B., 1922
Law School:   Read law, 1926
Sterry Robinson Waterman (1901-1984) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1955 after an appointment from Dwight Eisenhower. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in Vermont. He assumed senior status on November 13, 1970, and served in that capacity until his death on February 6, 1984.[1]

Early life and education

Professional career

  • Private practice, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 1926-1955
  • Chairman, general counsel, Vermont Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1937-1941
  • Member, Vermont Uniform State Laws Commission, 1938-1958[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Waterman was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on May 13, 1955, to a seat vacated by Harrie Brigham Chase; he was confirmed by the Senate on July 11, 1955, and received his commission on July 13th. He assumed senior status on November 13, 1970, and served in that capacity until his death on February 6, 1984.[1] He was succeeded to this post by James Oakes.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harrie Brigham Chase
Second Circuit
1955–1984
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
James Oakes



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