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Silver, Roslyn O.
Born 1946 in Phoenix, AZ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 14, 1994, to a seat vacated by Earl H. Carroll. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2011-2013. Assumed senior status on September 3, 2013.

Education:
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1968
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Lorna Lockwood, Arizona Supreme Court, 1971-1972
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1972-1974, 1978-1979
Advisor and litigator, Education Division, Native American Rights Fund, Navajo Nation, 1974-76
In-house labor counsel, Greyhound Corporation, 1976-1978
Trial attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1979-1980
Assistant attorney general, State of Arizona, 1984-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1980-1984, 1986-1994; chief, Criminal Division, 1989-1994

Appointed as Roslyn Moore-Silver

 

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