History of the Federal Judiciary

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Mayer, Haldane Robert
Born 1941 in Buffalo, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1987, to a seat vacated by Marion Tinsley Bennett. Confirmed by the Senate on June 11, 1987, and received commission on June 15, 1987. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2010.

Judge, U.S. Claims Court
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1982, to a new seat authorized by 96 Stat. 27. Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1982, and received commission on December 10, 1982. Service terminated on June 19, 1987, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge Advocate General`s Legal Center and School
U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1963
William and Mary Law School, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1963-1975
Law clerk, Hon. John D. Butzner, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1971-1972
Private practice, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1975-1977
Adjunct professor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1975-1977, 1992-
Special assistant, Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger, 1977-1980
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1980-1981
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, 1981-1982; deputy special counsel, 1981-1982; acting special counsel, 1982


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