Oral history interview with Marcia S. Krieger
This oral history was conducted by Shaun Boyd, Curator of Archives, in Judge Krieger's Chambers on December 14, 2018. During the interview, Judge Krieger talked about a number of topics, including:
-her father Donald P. Smith, a well-known judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals and his influence on her career.
-growing up in Littleton, attending Arapahoe High School in the late 1960s/early 1970s
-attending CU Law School
-working as a lawyer in private practice
-becoming a judge in the Bankruptcy Court
-being appointed to the Federal bench
-judicial rulings and notable cases, philosophy
Physical description: digital file. Available on SoundCloud. Recording length: 1 hour, 29 minutes.
Marcia S. Krieger was the Chief United States District Judge for the District of Colorado from Jan 30, 2002-Mar 1, 2019. Judge Krieger’s career spanned the late 1970s-2010s. Krieger grew up in Littleton, attended Arapahoe High School in the late 1960s/early 1970s. She studied in Germany and then attended CU Law School, worked as a lawyer in private practice, then served as a judge on the US Bankruptcy Court. She was appointed to the Federal bench in 2001 by George W. Bush. She became not only the Chief Judge of the District Court, but a notable speaker, teacher and lecturer, advocating for mental and physical health for Federal Judges, and for the inclusion of more women in the judiciary.
Interviewed by Shaun Boyd, December 14, 2018.