Walter Jay Skinner
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
September 14, 1992 – May 8, 2005
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
December 19, 1973 – September 14, 1992
|Appointed by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Anthony Julian|
|Succeeded by||Patti B. Saris|
Walter Jay Skinner
September 12, 1927
|Died||May 8, 2005 (aged 77)|
|Education||Harvard University (A.B.)|
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Walter Jay Skinner (September 12, 1927 – May 8, 2005) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Education and career
Born in Washington, D.C., Skinner received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Harvard University in 1948 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1952. He was in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts from 1952 to 1957, and in Scituate, Massachusetts from 1957 to 1963, and was also Scituate's town counsel and an assistant district attorney of Plymouth County, Massachusetts from 1957 to 1963. He was an assistant attorney general and chief of the Massachusetts Criminal Division from 1963 to 1965, thereafter returning to private practice in Boston until 1973.
Federal judicial service
On October 10, 1973, Skinner was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts vacated by Judge Anthony Julian. Skinner was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 1973, and received his commission on December 19, 1973. He assumed senior status on September 14, 1992, serving in that capacity until his death on May 8, 2005, in Concord, Massachusetts.
- Walter Jay Skinner at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Patti B. Saris