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James R. Carrigan

Biography of James R. Carrigan

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Carrigan
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: R.
  • Date of Birth: August , 24 , 1929
  • Place of Birth (POB): Mobridge , South Dakota (US-SD, 46, S. Dak., S.D., SoDak)
  • Date of Death: August , 15 , 2014
  • Place of Death (POD): Boulder , Colorado (US-CO, CO, 08, CL, Colo, Col.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James R. Carrigan Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • 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): 06/01/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 92 Stat. 1629
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/04/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/11/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/25/1979
  • Commission Date: 09/26/1979
  • Retirement from Active Service: 10/10/1994
  • Date of Termination: 08/19/1995
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

James R. Carrigan in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of North Dakota
  • Degree: Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1953

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of North Dakota School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1953

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): New York University School of Law
  • Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1956

James R. Carrigan Career Path


  • Private practice, Williston, North Dakota, 1953-1954
  • Assistant professor of law, University of Denver, 1956-1959
  • Visiting associate professor, New York University School of Law, 1958
  • Visiting associate professor, Washington University School of Law, 1959-1960
  • Judicial administrator, State of Colorado, 1960-1961
  • Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1961-1962
  • Professor of law, University of Colorado, 1961-1967
  • Private practice, Denver and Boulder, Colorado, 1967-1976
  • Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 1976-1979
  • Arbitrator, Judicial Arbiter Group, Denver, Colorado, 1995-


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