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Peter Keeton Leisure, American federal judge. Bar: New York 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, District of Columbia 1979, United States District Court Connecticut 1981. Recipient Ellis Island medal of honor, 2000.


Leisure, Peter Keeton was born on March 21, 1929 in New York City. Son of George S. and Lucille E. (Pelouze) Leisure.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1952;Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1958.


Associate Breed, Abbott & Morgan, 1958-1961. Assistant United States attorney Southern District New York, 1962-1966. Partner firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, 1967-1978.

Partner Whitman & Ransom, New York City, 1978-1984. Judge United States District Court (southern district) New York, 1984—1997, senior judge, since 1997.


Board directors Retarded Infants Services, 1968-1978, president, 1971-1975. Board directors Community Council of Greater New York, 1972-1979, Youth Consultation Services, 1971-1978. Trustee Church Club of New York, 1973-1981, 87-90.

Member judicial ethics committee Judicial Conference, 1990-1993, fin disclosure committee 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1953-1955. Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association, Federal Bar Council (trustee, vice president 1973-1978), District of Columbia Bar Association, American Judges Association, Federal Judges Association, American Law Institute, National Lawyers Club (honorary).


Married Kathleen Blair. February 27, 1960; children: Lucille K. (deceased), Mary Blair, Kathleen K.