History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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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