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Henry Frederick Werker

Born: Apr 16, 1920

Death: May 10, 1984

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Henry Frederick Werker

Date of Birth : Apr 16, 1920
Date of Death : May 10, 1984
Birth Place : United States of America

Henry Frederick Werker was an American lawyer and a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Born in Glendale, New York, Werker attended New York University as an undergraduate and obtained a law degree from the New York University School of Law, graduating in 1946. During World War II, Werker served with the United States Naval Reserve, from which he retired as a lieutenant commander in 1958. Upon graduating from law school, Werker entered private practice in New York City. Several years later, Werker moved his practice upstate to Greenville, New York and then to Catskill, New York. From 1967 to 1969, he served as a social services attorney and assistant county attorney for Greene County. Werker began his judicial career when he was elected in 1968 to serve concurrently as the County Court Judge, Surrogate, and Family Court Judge of Greene County. He served in these capacities from 1969 to 1974. In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon nominated Werker to serve as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Werker's nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate. He was sworn in in July 1974.


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