Conrad K. Cyr, American federal judge, Died at 84


Conrad Keefe Cyr was born on December 9, 1931, in Limestone, Maine and died on July 28, 2016.

He was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

He received a B.S. from College of the Holy Cross in 1953 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1956.

Cyr worked in a private practice of law in Limestone, Maine from 1956 to 1959, and in Bangor, Maine from 1961 to 1962, serving in the interim as an assistant U.S. attorney in Bangor.

Conrad was a referee in bankruptcy for the District of Maine from 1961 to 1973.

He was appointed as a federal bankruptcy judge from 1973 to 1981 and was Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit from 1980 to 1981.

President George H.W. Bush nominated Cyr on August 4, 1989 to serve on the First Circuit, in the seat vacated when Frank M. Coffin elected to take senior status.

He was confirmed by the Senate on October 24, 1989 and received his commission on November 20, 1989.

Conrad Cyr assumed senior status on January 31, 1997 and continued to hear cases for several years afterwards.

Cyr was succeeded by fellow Maine resident Kermit V. Lipez.

Conrad K. Cyr passed away at 84 years old.