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Eugene Hoffman Nickerson

Biography of Eugene Hoffman Nickerson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Nickerson
  • First Name: Eugene
  • Middle Name: Hoffman
  • Date of Birth: August , 2 , 1918
  • Place of Birth (POB): Orange , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Date of Death: January , 1 , 2002
  • Place of Death (POD): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Eugene Hoffman Nickerson 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: Judd , Orrin
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/07/1977
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/19/1977
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/20/1977
  • Commission Date: 10/21/1977
  • Retirement from Active Service: 01/01/1994
  • Date of Termination: 01/01/2002
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Eugene Hoffman Nickerson in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1941

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Columbia Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1943

Eugene Hoffman Nickerson Career Path


  • Law clerk, Hon. Augustus N. Hand, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1943-1944
  • Law clerk, Hon. Harlan F. Stone, Supreme Court of the United States, 1944-1946
  • Private practice, New York City, 1946-1961, 1971-1977
  • County executive, Nassau County, New York, 1962-1970
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, August 28, 1980; no Senate vote


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