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Mary Johnson Lowe (June 10, 1924 – February 27, 1999) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mary Johnson Lowe
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
July 27, 1991 – February 27, 1999
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
June 27, 1978 – July 27, 1991
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded byJohn Matthew Cannella
Succeeded byDenise Cote
Personal details
Born(1924-06-10)June 10, 1924
New York City, New York
DiedFebruary 27, 1999(1999-02-27) (aged 74)
Las Vegas, Nevada
EducationHunter College (B.A.)
Brooklyn Law School (LL.B.)
Columbia Law School (LL.M.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in New York City, New York, Lowe received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1951. She received a Bachelor of Laws from Brooklyn Law School in 1954. She received a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School in 1955. She was in private practice of law in New York City from 1955 to 1971. She was a judge of the Criminal Court in New York City from 1971 to 1973. She was an Acting Supreme Court Justice of the New York County Supreme Court from 1973 to 1974. She was a judge of the Bronx County Supreme Court from 1975 to 1976. She was a Justice of the Supreme Court of New York from 1977 to 1978.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Lowe was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on May 10, 1978, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge John Matthew Cannella. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 23, 1978, and received her commission on June 27, 1978. She assumed senior status on July 27, 1991. Her service was terminated on February 27, 1999, due to her death of heart failure in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mary Johnson Lowe at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Pace, Eric (3 March 1999). "Mary J. Lowe, 74, U.S. Judge Noted for Her Rulings on Bias" – via NYTimes.com.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John Matthew Cannella
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1978–1991
Succeeded by
Denise Cote