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Charles Proctor Sifton

Biography of Charles Proctor Sifton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Sifton
  • First Name: Charles
  • Middle Name: Proctor
  • Date of Birth: March , 18 , 1935
  • Place of Birth (POB): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: November , 9 , 2009
  • Place of Death (POD): Brooklyn , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Charles Proctor Sifton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 08/16/1977
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Dooling, Jr. , John F.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/07/1977
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/11/1977
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/12/1977
  • Commission Date: 10/12/1977
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1995
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 2000
  • Retirement from Active Service: 03/18/2000
  • Date of Termination: 11/09/2009
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Charles Proctor Sifton in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1957

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Columbia Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1961

Charles Proctor Sifton Career Path


  • Fulbright Scholar, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany, 1957-1958
  • Private practice, New York City, 1961-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1977
  • Staff counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1962-1964
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1966-1969; chief appellate attorney, 1968-1969


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