History of the Federal Judiciary


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Nies, Helen Wilson
Born August 7, 1925, in Birmingham, AL
Died August 7, 1996, in Lewes, DE

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 9, 1980, to a seat vacated by Donald E. Lane. Confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1980, and received commission on June 18, 1980. Service terminated on September 30, 1982, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1982, to a new seat authorized by 96 Stat. 25. Served as chief judge, 1990-1994. Assumed senior status on November 1, 1995. Service terminated on August 7, 1996, due to death.

Education:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1946
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1948

Professional Career:
Attorney, Office of Alien Property, U.S. Department of Justice, 1948-1951
Branch counsel, U.S. Office of Price Stabilization, 1951-1952
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., 1960-1978
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980

 

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