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David Aldrich Nelson

Biography of David Aldrich Nelson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Nelson
  • First Name: David
  • Middle Name: Aldrich
  • Date of Birth: August , 14 , 1932
  • Place of Birth (POB): Watertown , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: October , 1 , 2010
  • Place of Death (POD): Indian Hill , Ohio (US-OH, OH, 39, Ohio, Ohio O., Oh.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David Aldrich Nelson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/09/1985
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 98 Stat. 333
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/09/1985
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/26/1985
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/16/1985
  • Commission Date: 10/17/1985
  • Retirement from Active Service: 10/01/1999
  • Date of Termination: 10/01/2010
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

David Aldrich Nelson in the Law School

  • Name of School: Hamilton College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1954

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1958

David Aldrich Nelson Career Path


  • Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1958-1959, 1962-1969, 1972-1985
  • U.S. Air Force lieutenant and attorney-advisor, Office of General Counsel, 1959-1962
  • General counsel, U.S. Postal Service, 1969-1971; senior assistant postmaster general, 1971


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