Alfred Albert Arraj (September 1, 1906– October 23, 1992) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Arraj received an LL.B. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1928. He was a major in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, thereafter returning to his Springfield, Colorado practice until 1949. He was a district judge on the 15th Judicial District of Colorado from 1949 to 1957.
On July 2, 1957, Arraj was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by Jean S. Breitenstein. Arraj was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1957, and received his commission on August 6, 1957. He served as chief judge from 1959 to 1976, assuming senior status on August 31, 1976 and serving in that capacity until his death, in Denver.
The federal courthouse in Denver is named after him.
901 19th Street (corner of 19th and Champa Street)
“The Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse is a candidate for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) silver rating, and serves as a model of sustainable design, or environmentally friendly design.” http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/101921
To read more about Judge Arraj, see these links:
- Alfred A. Arraj by Robert J. Kapelke (TCL July 2002)- Robert J. Kapelke is a Judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals and a former law clerk of Judge Alfred A. Arraj. (You must be a member of the Colorado Bar Association to see this article)
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado-About Alfred A. Arraj
- ALFRED ALBERT ARRAJ -A Judicial Life