Judge Profile

Jon O. Newman

Judicial Experience:

  • U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court Judge, District of Connecticut, 1971 to 1979

Other Professional Experience:

  • Private law practice, 1969 to 1971
  • United States Attorney, District of Connecticut, 1964 to 1969
  • U.S. Army Reserve, 1954 to 1962
  • Senior law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren, United Sates Supreme Court, 1957 to 1958
  • Law clerk for Judge George T. Washington of the, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Private law practice in Hartford, 1958
  • Special Counsel, Governor Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut, 1960
  • Executive Assistant to Mr. Ribicoff, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1961
  • Secretary Ribicoff, United States Senator from Connecticut, Administrative Assistant, 1963

Biographical Data:

  • Assumed senior status in 1997. At the time of his appointment in 1979, he was a United States District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut. Married, has three children and two grandchildren, and lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.


  • LL.B., Yale Law School, 1956
  • B.A., Princeton University, 1953