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A Lifetime of Service

Learn more about federal judges who fought in World War II--and continue to hear cases 70 years later.

WWII Profile: Tom Stagg

WWII Profile: Tom Stagg

Published onJune 16, 2014

In this audio interview, U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg of the Western District of Louisiana recounts his World War II combat experience and subequent judicial career. Judge Stagg, who sits in Shreveport, La., served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, retiring as an infantry captain.

WWII Profile: I. Leo Glasser

WWII Profile: I. Leo Glasser

Published onJune 16, 2014

In this interview, U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser of the Eastern District of New York recounts his World War II combat experience and subsequent judicial career. Judge Glasser, who sits in Brooklyn, served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, retiring as a Tech Corporal.

WWII Profile: Jack B. Weinstein

WWII Profile: Jack B. Weinstein

Published onJune 16, 2014

In this interview, U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York recounts his World War II combat experience and subsequent judicial career. Judge Weinstein, who sits in Brooklyn, served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946, retiring as a Lieutenant.

WWII Profile: Arthur D. Spatt

WWII Profile: Arthur D. Spatt

Published onJune 16, 2014

U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt of the Eastern District of New York was a navigation petty officer in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946, retiring as a Quartermaster Second Class. He sits in Central Islip, N.Y.

Still Serving Their Country: Nearly 70 WWII Veterans Remain on Federal Bench

Still Serving Their Country: Nearly 70 WWII Veterans Remain on Federal Bench

Published onJune 16, 2014

Seven decades after D-Day, nearly 70 World War II veterans continue to serve on the federal bench, and many carry full workloads, even in their 80s and 90s.

WWII Profile: Leonard D. Wexler

WWII Profile: Leonard D. Wexler

Published onJune 16, 2014

In this interview, U.S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler of the Eastern District of New York recounts his World War II combat experience and subsequent judicial career. Judge Wexler, who sits in Central Islip, N.Y., served as a private in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945.

WWII Profile: Arthur L. Alarcon

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Published onJune 16, 2014

In this audio interview, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Arthur L. Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recounts his World War II combat experience and subsequent judicial career. Judge Alarcon, who sits in Los Angeles, served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, retiring as a staff sergeant.

WWII Profile: Dickinson R. Debevoise

U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise

Published onJune 16, 2014

In this audio interview, U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise of the District of New Jersey recounts his World War II combat experience and subsequent judicial career. Judge Debeboise, who sits in Newark, N.J., served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945, retiring as a sergeant.

WWII Profile: S. Arthur Spiegel

WWII Profile: S. Arthur Spiegel

Published onJune 16, 2014

In this audio interview, U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel of the Southern District of Ohio recounts his World War II combat experience and subsequent judicial career. Judge Spiegel, who sits in Cincinnati, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-1946, retiring as a Captain.