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Collins Jacques Seitz, American federal judge. Bar: Delaware 1940. Recipient James J. Hoey award, 1954, National Conference of Christians and Jews award, 1957, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (papal award), 1965, 1st State Distinguished Service award, 1980, St. Thomas More award, Diocese of Wilmington, 1989, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation award in law, 1990.

Background

Seitz, Collins Jacques was born on June 20, 1914 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of George Hilary and Margaret Jane (Collins) Seitz.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Delaware, 1937. Doctor of Laws, University Delaware, 1962. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1940.

Doctor of Laws, Widener College, 1975. Doctor of Laws, Villanova University School Law, 1983. Doctor of Laws, Catholic University, 1985.

Doctor of Laws, Dickinson School of Law, 1988.

Career

Vice chancellor, Delaware, 1946; chancellor, 1951-1966; judge, United States Court Appeals, 3d Circuit, 1966-1971; chief judge, United States Court Appeals, 3d Circuit, 1971-1984; judge, United States Court Appeals, 3d Circuit, 1984-1989; senior judge, United States Court Appeals, 3d Circuit, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Bar: Delaware 1940.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Delaware Bar Association (Order of 1st State award 1996, Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice award 1997), Wilmington Club.

Connections

Married Virginia Anne Day. Children: Virginia Anne, Collins Jacques, Mark, Stephen.

father:
George Hilary Seitz

mother:
Margaret Jane (Collins) Seitz

spouse:
Virginia Anne Day

child:
Collins Jacques Seitz

child:
Mark Seitz

child:
Stephen Seitz

child:
Virginia Anne Seitz