Bruce Sterling Jenkins

Bruce Sterling Jenkins (born May 27, 1927)[1] is an American attorney, politician, and jurist serving as a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Bruce Jenkins
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
Assumed office
September 30, 1994
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
1984–1993
Preceded byAldon Junior Anderson
Succeeded byDavid Kent Winder
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
September 22, 1978 – September 30, 1994
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded byWillis William Ritter
Succeeded byTena Campbell
Member of the Utah Senate
In office
1959–1965
Personal details
Born
Bruce Sterling Jenkins

(1927-05-27) May 27, 1927 (age 93)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Utah (BA, JD)
Another photo of Jenkins

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jenkins was in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in 1949 and an Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1952.

CareerEdit

He was in private practice in Salt Lake City from 1952 to 1965. He was an assistant state attorney general of Utah in 1952, and a deputy county attorney of Salt Lake County, Utah from 1954 to 1958. He was a member of the Utah State Senate from 1959 to 1965.[2] In 1965, Jenkins became a Referee in Bankruptcy for the District of Utah, and from 1973 to 1978 he was a United States Bankruptcy Judge for that district.[3]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On August 28, 1978, Jenkins was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah vacated by Judge Willis William Ritter. Jenkins was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 20, 1978, and received his commission on September 22, 1978. He served as Chief Judge from 1984 to 1993, and also taught as an adjunct professor, University of Utah from 1987 to 1988. He assumed senior status on September 30, 1994.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Who's who in American Law. Marquis Who's Who. 1998-01-01. ISBN 9780837935133.
  2. ^ "Bruce Sterling Jenkins (D. Utah) – CourtListener.com". CourtListener. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  3. ^ a b Bruce Sterling Jenkins at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

SourcesEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
Willis William Ritter
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
1978–1994
Succeeded by
Tena Campbell
Preceded by
Aldon Junior Anderson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
1984–1993
Succeeded by
David Kent Winder