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Ancer Lee Haggerty
Born Ancer Lee Haggerty
August 26, 1944(1944-08-26) (age 77)
Vanport, Oregon
Education University of Oregon (B.S.)
University of California, Hastings
College of the Law
(J.D.)

Ancer Lee Haggerty (born August 26, 1944)[1] is an inactive Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. At the time of his nomination to the federal bench by President Clinton in 1993, he was serving as an Oregon circuit court judge.

Early life and education[]

Born in Vanport, Oregon, Haggerty graduated University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1967, and after service in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970, entered Hastings College of Law of the University of California, earning a Juris Doctor in 1973.

Career[]

Haggerty was a law clerk for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon in 1973. He was a staff attorney of Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland from 1973 to 1977. He was in private practice of law in Portland from 1977 to 1988. He was a judge to the Multnomah County District Court, Oregon from 1989 to 1990. He was a judge to the Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon from 1990 to 1993.

Federal judicial service[]

Haggerty was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Haggerty was nominated by President William J. Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a seat vacated by Owen M. Panner. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 25, 1994, and received commission on March 28, 1994. He served as chief judge from 2002 to 2009.[2] He took senior status on August 26, 2009, and took inactive senior status at the end of 2014, meaning that he remains a member of the court, but no longer hears cases or participates in court business.[3]

Notable case[]

Haggerty was the presiding judge in the trial of White Aryan Resistance (WAR) founder and leader, Tom Metzger (white supremacist), over his involvement in a murder committed by skinhead members of Portland's East Side White Pride.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Owen M. Panner
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
1994–2009
Succeeded by
Michael H. Simon
Preceded by
Michael Robert Hogan
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
2002–2009
Succeeded by
Ann Aiken

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