David Sam

David Sam (born August 12, 1933) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

David Sam
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
Assumed office
November 1, 1999
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
1997–1999
Preceded byDavid Kent Winder
Succeeded byDee Benson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
October 16, 1985 – November 1, 1999
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byAldon Junior Anderson
Succeeded byPaul G. Cassell
Personal details
Born
David Sam

(1933-08-12) August 12, 1933 (age 87)
Hobart, Indiana
EducationBrigham Young University (B.S.)
S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born on August 12, 1933, in Hobart, Indiana,[1] Sam received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1957. He received a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1960. He was a United States Air Force Captain in the JAG Corps from 1961 to 1963. He was in private practice of law in Duchesne, Utah and Roosevelt, Utah from 1963 to 1973. He was a Duchesne County attorney from 1966 to 1972. He was a Duchesne County Commissioner from 1972 to 1974. He was in private practice of law in Duchesne from 1973 to 1976. He was a District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District of Utah from 1976 to 1985. He was part-time faculty at Brigham Young University from 1977 to 1985.[2][3][4]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Sam was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1985, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah vacated by Judge Aldon Junior Anderson. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 1999. He assumed senior status on November 1, 1999.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brownson, Charles Bruce (4 October 1993). "Judicial Staff Directory". Congressional Staff Directory, Limited – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Dennis Lythgoe (26 September 1991). "Utah judge glimpses his roots in emotional visit to Romania". deseretnews.com. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
  3. ^ Robinson, Doug, The Gentle Man on the Bench, Deseret News, 3 July 2016, p. B1
  4. ^ a b "Sam, David - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

SourcesEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
Aldon Junior Anderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
1985–1999
Succeeded by
Paul G. Cassell
Preceded by
David Kent Winder
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Dee Benson