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Gerard Louis Goettel Edit Profile

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, 1946-1948;Bachelor of Arts, Duke U., 1950;Juris Doctor (Harlan Fiske Stone scholar), Columbia University, 1955.

Career

Assistant United State Attorneys, Southern District New York, New York City, 1955-1958;deputy chief attorney general's special group on organized crime, Department Justice, New York City, 1958-1959;associate firm, Lowenstein, Pitcher, Hotchkiss, Amann & Parr, New York City, 1959-1962;counsel, New York Life Insurance Company. New York City, 1962-1968;with, Natanson & Reich, New York City, 1968-1969;associate general counsel, Overmyer Company. New York City, 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, United States District Court, Southern District New York, since 1976;now senior judge.

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

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.