Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, American judge, Died at 86


Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum was born on September 16, 1929, and died on February 5, 2016.

She was a senior judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

She has been involved in many other prominent cases during her career on the federal bench, including the trial of Martha Stewart.

Ms Goldman was born into a middle-class Jewish family, Cedarbaum grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

She was a student at Barnard College (B.A. 1950), and then Columbia Law School (LL.B. 1953).

Miriam was elected by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by Charles E. Stewart.

And she was sworn in by the United States Senate on March 3, 1986, and received her commission on March 4, 1986.

Judge Cedarbaum assumed senior status on March 31, 1998.

She also served as a Law clerk, with judge Edward J. Dimock, at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1953–1954, an Assistant United States Attorney, at the Southern District of New York, in 1954–1957, an Attorney, at Court of Claims Section, Office of the Deputy U.S. Attorney General, in the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., in 1958–1959, as a Part-time legal consultant, New York City, in 1959–1962, and many others.

Judge Cedarbaum oversaw the case against the would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.

Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum was married on August 25, 1957, to the late Bernard Cedarbaum, a longtime partner at Carter Ledyard & Milburn.

They had two children, Daniel, a lawyer and leader of Reconstructionist Judaism in Chicago, and Jonathan, a lawyer in D.C. who clerked for the now-retired Associate Justice David Souter in the Supreme Court.

Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum passed away at 86 yrs old.