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Dudley Baldwin Bonsal (October 6, 1906 – July 22, 1995) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dudley Baldwin Bonsal
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
December 6, 1976 – July 22, 1995
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
October 5, 1961 – December 6, 1976
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded bySeat established by 75 Stat. 80
Succeeded byPierre N. Leval
Personal details
Born
Dudley Baldwin Bonsal

(1906-10-06)October 6, 1906
Bedford, New York
DiedJuly 22, 1995(1995-07-22) (aged 88)
Bedford, New York
EducationDartmouth College (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Bedford, New York, Bonsal received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Dartmouth College in 1927 and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1930. He was in private practice in New York City, New York from 1930 to 1942. He was chief counsel to the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs from 1942 to 1945, returning to private practice in New York City from 1945 to 1961, and from 1958 to 1960 served as president of the New York City Bar Association.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On October 5, 1961, Bonsal received a recess appointment from President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York created by 75 Stat. 80. He was formally nominated to the same seat by President Kennedy on January 15, 1962. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 16, 1962, and received his commission on March 17, 1962. He assumed senior status on December 6, 1976. While in senior status, Bonsal was a judge on the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals from 1977 to 1987, and on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1981 to 1984. Bonsal remained in senior service until his death on July 22, 1995, in Bedford.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 75 Stat. 80
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1962–1976
Succeeded by
Pierre N. Leval