Donald Pogue, 69, Federal judge found dead at Midtown Yale Club hotel room after "Dropping His Anchor" all night - It appeared his boat took off without him....
A federal judge was found dead in his hotel room at the Yale Club in Midtown, police sources said.
Cops found Donald Pogue, 69, dead in his bed after his male partner called hotel security asking after him, sources said. Police believe he died of natural causes, and his wife told investigators he had a heart condition, sources said.
Pogue, a Yale Law School alum who lived in Guilford, Conn., was appointed to the U.S. Court of International Trade by President Clinton in 1995.
He became the court’s chief judge in 2010, then stepped down from that role and took senior status in 2014, according to the court’s web site.