Manhattan Federal Judge Robert Sweet Dies At Age 96

By Pete Brush (March 24, 2019, 8:12 PM EDT) -- Senior Manhattan U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet, nominated to the bench by former President Jimmy Carter, has died at the age of 96, a court official said Sunday.

Judge Sweet was nominated to the federal bench in February 1978 and received his commission in April of that year, according to the Federal Judicial Center. He assumed senior status in 1991.

The death was confirmed Sunday by Jordan Prince, assistant to the district executive for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Judge Sweet passed away "suddenly and quietly" in his sleep at his ski home in...

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