History of the Federal Judiciary

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Plager, S[heldon] Jay
Born 1931 in Long Branch, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 12, 1989, to a seat vacated by Shiro Kashiwa. Confirmed by the Senate on November 8, 1989, and received commission on November 11, 1989. Assumed senior status on November 30, 2000.

University of North Carolina, A.B., 1952
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1958
Columbia Law School, LL.M., 1961

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1948-1970
Law professor, University of Florida, 1958-1963
Law professor, University of Illinois, 1963-1977
Visiting professor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1967-1968
Dean and professor, Indiana University School of Law, 1977-1984
Visiting fellow, Cambridge University and Rockefeller Foundation Research Center, 1980
Visiting scholar, Stanford Law School, 1984-1985
Counselor to the undersecretary of health and human services, 1986-1987
Associate director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1987-1988
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1988-1989


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