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Roger J. Miner Obituary

4/14/1934 - 2/18/2012| Visit Guest Book
Roger J. Miner (AP Photo)
Roger J. Miner (AP Photo)
HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) - A federal appeals court judge in Manhattan for nearly three decades who was among final candidates President Ronald Reagan considered for the Supreme Court had died. Roger J. Miner was 77.

Paul Silver, a federal prosecutor who once clerked for Miner, says Miner died of heart failure Saturday at his Hudson, N.Y., home.

Miner was appointed to the federal bench in Albany in 1981 by Reagan. He was elevated to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1985. He took senior status in 1997.

His wife, Jacqueline, recalled that he was not chosen for a spot on the Supreme Court after telling the administration that he supported a woman's right to have an abortion. She says afterward that he said he answered the question directly because his reputation was too big a price to pay for a seat on the Supreme Court.


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