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Bruce Jenkins
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
September 30, 1994 – November 6, 2023
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
1984–1993
Preceded byAldon J. Anderson
Succeeded byDavid Kent Winder
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
September 22, 1978 – September 30, 1994
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded byWillis William Ritter
Succeeded byTena Campbell
Member of the Utah Senate
In office
1959–1965
Personal details
Born(1927-05-27)May 27, 1927
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
DiedNovember 6, 2023(2023-11-06) (aged 96)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Utah (BA, JD)

Bruce Sterling Jenkins (May 27, 1927 – November 6, 2023) was an American attorney, politician, and jurist who served as a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah from 1978 to 2023.

Personal life

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 27, 1927,[1] Jenkins was in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in 1949 and a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1952.

Jenkins died on November 6, 2023, at the age of 96.[2]

Career

Jenkins was in private practice in Salt Lake City from 1952 to 1965. He was an assistant state attorney general of Utah in 1952, and a deputy county attorney of Salt Lake County, Utah from 1954 to 1958. He was a member of the Utah State Senate from 1959 to 1965.[3] In 1965, Jenkins became a Referee in Bankruptcy for the District of Utah, and from 1973 to 1978 he was a United States Bankruptcy Judge for that district.[4]

Federal judicial service

On August 28, 1978, Jenkins was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah vacated by Judge Willis William Ritter. Jenkins was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 20, 1978, and received his commission on September 22, 1978. He served as chief judge from 1984 to 1993, and also taught as an adjunct professor, University of Utah from 1987 to 1988. He assumed senior status on September 30, 1994.[4]


See also

References

  1. ^ Who's who in American Law. Marquis Who's Who. 1998-01-01. ISBN 9780837935133.
  2. ^ "Longtime Utah federal judge dies at age 96". Fox13. 7 November 2023. Retrieved 8 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Bruce Sterling Jenkins (D. Utah) – CourtListener.com". CourtListener. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  4. ^ a b Bruce Sterling Jenkins at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

Sources

Legal offices Preceded byWillis William Ritter Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah 1978–1994 Succeeded byTena Campbell Preceded byAldon J. Anderson Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah 1984–1993 Succeeded byDavid Kent Winder