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Judge Thomas G. West
Judge Thomas G. West was born in Danbury, Connecticut on November 13, 1934. He graduated from Western Connecticut State College in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1969.

He was appointed to the Appellate Court by Governor John G. Rowland in March of 2002 and was sworn in on April 19, 2002.

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Judge West served as a Superior Court Judge starting in February of 1984. In his 18 years on the bench, he presided over housing, criminal, civil and administrative cases at courthouses in Stamford-Norwalk and Waterbury. He was Administrative Judge in Danbury from 1988 to 1993.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge West worked for the Norwalk/Stamford/Danbury Regional Legal Services. He was also a partner in the law firm of Ventura, Ventura & West P.C. (1969-81) and served as part-time Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of Danbury (1979-84). From 1981-84 he was a solo practitioner.

Judge West was elected to the Danbury Common Council in 1971, serving for two years. He was named Alumnus of the Year by Western Connecticut State University in 1984 and received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Danbury Branch of the NAACP in 1990

He served on the Board of Directors for the Northern Fairfield County United Way, Camp Fire Girls, Inc., the Danbury Association to Advance the Retarded and the Danbury Branch of the NAACP. He is also a former member of the Patient & Community Relations Committee of Danbury Hospitalís Board of Directors.

Judge West and his wife reside in Danbury and are the parents of three sons.

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