John Winslow Bissell

Personal

Birthday: 
1940
Birthplace: 
Exeter, NH
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. A. S. Lane, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1965-1966
Private practice, Morristown, New Jersey, 1966-1969, 1972-1978
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1969-1971; chief, Civil Division, 1971
Judge, Essex County [New Jersey] District Court, 1978-1981
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1981-1982

Education

Name of School: 
Princeton University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1962
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Court Name: 

New Jersey District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/10/1982
Termination Date: 
9/1/2005
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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