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.

Education:
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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