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Kessler, Gladys
Born 1938 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by Michael J. Boudin. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Assumed senior status on January 22, 2007.

Education:
Cornell University, B.A., 1959
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:
Appellate attorney, National Labor Relations Board, 1962-1964
Legislative assistant, U.S. Sen. Harrison A. Williams, New Jersey, 1964-1966
Legislative assistant, U.S. Rep. Jonathan Bingham, New York, 1966-1968
Special assistant, director of Office of Staff Relations, New York City Board of Education, 1968-1969
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1969-1977
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1977-1994

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