History of the Federal Judiciary

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Nygaard, Richard Lowell
Born 1940 in Thief River Falls, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 25, 1988, to a seat vacated by Joseph Francis Weis, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1988, and received commission on October 17, 1988. Assumed senior status on July 9, 2005.

University of Southern California, B.S., 1969
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1958-1964
Private practice, North East, Pennsylvania, 1972-1980
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Erie County [Pennsylvania], 1981-1988


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