Bruce Sterling Jenkins Edit Profile
Bachelor with high honors, University Utah, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, University Utah, 1952. Juris Doctor, University Utah, 1952.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jenkins was in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, and then received a B.A. from the University of Utah in 1949 and an J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law in 1952. He was in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah 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.
In 1965, Jenkins became a Referee in Bankruptcy for the District of Utah, and from 1973 to 1978 he was a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for that district. 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 Willis W. 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.
Member Utah Senate, 1959-1965, minority leader, 1963, president senate, 1965, vice chairman commission on organization executive branch of Utah Government, 1965-1966. Member advisory committee Utah Technology College, 1967-1972. Member institutional council Utah State University, 1976.
Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, American Inn Court, Utah State Bar Association (Judge of Year 1993), Salt Lake County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (Distinguished Judicial Service awrd Utah chapter 1993), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Sigma Alpha, Tau Kappa Alpha.
Married Margaret Watkins, September 19, 1952. Children– Judith Margaret, David Bruce, Michael Glen, Carol Alice.
1952 - 1959
1954 - 1958
1959 - 1965
1965 - 1978
1978 - 1984
1984 - 1993
1993 - 1994
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