Patricia McGowan Wald
Wald in 2015
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
November 8, 1986 – January 19, 1991
|Preceded by||Spottswood William Robinson III|
|Succeeded by||Abner Mikva|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
July 26, 1979 – November 16, 1999
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by||Thomas B. Griffith|
Patricia Ann McGowan
September 16, 1928
Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||January 12, 2019 (aged 90)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||Connecticut 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.
References[change | change source]
- American Law Institute - List of Officers and Council Archived September 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- 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.