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Peter W. Hall

Peter Welles Hall (born November 9, 1948) is a federal judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Hall began his university education at the University of North Carolina and received a B.A. and M.A. He earned his J.D. at Cornell Law School. During his third year Hall served as President of the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic. After law school Hall clerked for federal district judge Albert Coffrin.

Hall's legal career prior to joining the federal bench was divided between the Presidency in 2001, Hall returned to the federal government, this time as the United States Attorney for Vermont. He served in that position until his appointment to the Second Circuit.

Federal judicial service

President Bush nominated Hall to the Second Circuit on December 9, 2003, to fill the vacancy left by Judge Fred I. Parker. Supported by Vermont Senators Jim Jeffords and Patrick Leahy, Hall's

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