Fred M. Winner

Fred M. Winner (April 8, 1912 January 22, 2003) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Winner received a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Colorado in 1933, and an LL.B. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1936. He was in private practice in Denver, Colorado from 1936 to 1970, interrupted by service in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1945.

On December 8, 1970, Winner was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1970, and received his commission on December 18, 1970. He served as chief judge from 1976 to 1982, assuming senior status on April 8, 1982. Winner served in that capacity until his retirement from the bench, on August 1, 1984.

He died in Grand Junction, Colorado.


He was father of two daughters, Claire and Margaret, and married to Frankie Ransberger Winner.

Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Succeeded by
John Carbone Porfilio


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