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Walter Mansfield

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Walter Mansfield
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   5/20/1971 - 7/2/1981
Senior:   7/2/1981 - 1/8/1987
Preceded by:   Leonard Moore
Succeeded by:   Ralph Winter
Past post:   Southern District of New York
Past term:   1966 - 1971
Past position:   Seat #12T
Personal History
Born:   July 1, 1911
Hometown:   Boston, MA
Deceased:   January 8, 1987
Undergraduate:   Harvard, A.B., 1932
Law School:   Harvard Law, LL.B., 1935
Military service:   U.S. Marine Corps, LL.B., 1935
Walter Roe Mansfield (1911-1987) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the Second Circuit in 1971 after an appointment from Richard Nixon. He joined the Southern District of New York in 1966 after an appointment from Lyndon Johnson. At the time of his appointment, he was a private practice attorney. He assumed senior status on July 2, 1981, and served in that capacity until his death on January 8, 1987.[1]

Early life and education

  • Harvard College, A.B., 1932
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1935[1]

Military service

  • U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-1946[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1935-1939
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1939-1941
  • Private practice, New York City, 1941-1942
  • Private practice, New York City, 1946-1966[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Mansfield was nominated to the Second Circuit by President Richard Nixon on April 26, 1971, to a seat vacated by Leonard Moore; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1971, and received commission that very same day. He assumed senior status on July 2, 1981, and served in that capacity until his death on January 8, 1987.[1] He was succeeded to the post by Ralph Winter.

Southern District of New York

Mansfield was nominated to the Southern District of New York by President Lyndon Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a seat vacated by John Cashin; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission that same day. He served until his advancement to the Second Circuit on June 8, 1971. Mansfield was succeeded in this position by Percy Knapp.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Cashin
Southern District of New York
1966–1971
Succeeded by:
Percy Knapp
Preceded by:
Leonard Moore
Second Circuit
1971–1981
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Ralph Winter




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