Patricia Wald

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Patricia McGowan Wald
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Wald in 2015
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
November 8, 1986 – January 19, 1991
Preceded bySpottswood William Robinson III
Succeeded byAbner Mikva
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
July 26, 1979 – November 16, 1999
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded byThomas B. Griffith
Personal details
Born
Patricia Ann McGowan

(1928-09-16)September 16, 1928
Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedJanuary 12, 2019(2019-01-12) (aged 90)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationConnecticut College (B.A.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)

Patricia Ann McGowan Wald (September 16, 1928 – January 12, 2019) was an American judge. He was the Chief United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) and as a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

She was the first woman to be appointed to the D.C. Circuit and the first to be a Chief Judge of that court. She was a member of the American Bar Association's International Criminal Court Project and on the Council of the American Law Institute.[1]

Wald died in Washington, D.C., on January 12, 2019, from pancreatic cancer, aged 90.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. American Law Institute - List of Officers and Council Archived September 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. Bernstein, Adam (January 12, 2019). "Patricia Wald, pathbreaking federal judge who became chief of D.C. Circuit, dies at 90". Washington Post. Retrieved January 12, 2019.