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 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
Judge, U.S. Claims Court, 1982-1987


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