History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Lamberth, Royce C.
Born 1943 in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by Barrington D. Parker, Sr.. Confirmed by the Senate on November 13, 1987, and received commission on November 16, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2008-2013. Assumed senior status on July 15, 2013.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1995-2002; presiding judge, 1995-2002

University of Texas, B.A., 1965
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1967

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, JAG Corps, 1967-1974
Assistant U.S. attorney, Civil Division, District of Columbia, 1974-1987; assistant division chief, 1977-1978; division chief, 1978-1987


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