History of the Federal Judiciary

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Messitte, Peter Jo
Born 1941 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by Joseph Howard. Confirmed by the Senate on October 18, 1993, and received commission on October 20, 1993. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2008.

Amherst College, B.A., 1963
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Volunteer, Peace Corps, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1966-1968
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1969-1971
Private practice, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1971-1985
Associate judge, Maryland Circuit Court, Montgomery County, 1985-1993


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