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Gerard Louis Goettel

Gerard Louis Goettel, American federal judge. Bar: New York 1955. Member council Fresh Air Fund, New York City, 1961-1964; board directors Community Action Program, Yonkers, New York, 1964-1966. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Coast Guard, 1951-1953. Member of Greenwoods Country (Winsted, Connecticut), Boyne South Golf Club (Naples, Florida), Greenwood Country Club (Winsted, Connecticut).

Background

  • Goettel, Gerard Louis was born on August 5, 1928 in New York City. Son of Louis and Agnes Beatrice (White) Goettel.

  • Education

    • Student, The Citadel, 1948. Bachelor, Duke University, 1950. Juris Doctor (Harlan Fiske Stone scholar), Columbia University, 1955.

    Career

    • Assistant United States attorney Southern District New York, New York City, 1955-1958. Deputy chief attorney general's special group on organized crime Department Justice, 1958-1959. Associate firm Lowenstein, Pitcher, Hotchkiss, Amann & Parr, 1959-1962.

      Counsel New York Life Insurance Company, 1962-1968. With Natanson & Reich, 1968-1969. Associate general counsel Overmyer Company, 1969-1971.

      Assistant counsel New York Court on the Judiciary, 1971. United States magistrate United States District Court, Southern District New York, 1971-1976. United States district judge The United States of America District Court, Connecticut District Court, Waterbury, since 1976, now senior judge.

      Adjunct professor law Fordham University Law School, 1978-1987, Pace University Law School, 1988-1991. Member committee on criminal justice act Judicial Conference United States, 1981-1987, member circuit committee on pretrial phase of civil litigation, chairman district committees on discovery and criminal justice act 1982-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1955.

    Membership

    Member council Fresh Air Fund, New York City, 1961-1964. Board directors Community Action Program, Yonkers, New York, 1964-1966. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Coast Guard, 1951-1953.

    Member of Greenwoods Country (Winsted, Connecticut), Boyne South Golf Club (Naples, Florida), Greenwood Country Club (Winsted, Connecticut).

    Connections

    • Married Elinor Praeger, June 4, 1951. Children: Sheryl, Glenn, James.
    • father: Louis Goettel
    • mother: Agnes Beatrice (White) Goettel
    • spouse: Elinor Praeger
    • children: Sheryl Goettel
    • Glenn Goettel
    • James Goettel
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    Born August 5, 1928
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