History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Kennedy, Anthony McLeod
Born 1936 in Sacramento, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Gerald Ford on March 3, 1975, to a seat vacated by Charles Merton Merrill. Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1975, and received commission on March 24, 1975. Service terminated on February 17, 1988, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 30, 1987, to a seat vacated by Lewis F. Powell, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1988, and received commission on February 11, 1988.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eleventh Circuit, February 18, 1988-January 31, 2006
Second Circuit, October 1, 1991-October 31, 1991
Ninth Circuit, February 1, 2006-present

Education:
Stanford University, B.A., 1958
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1961

Professional Career:
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1961-1963
California Army National Guard private first class, 1961
Private practice, Sacramento, California, 1963-1975
Professor of constitutional law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1965-1987

 

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