History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

   Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Posner, Richard Allen
Born 1939 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1981, to a seat vacated by Philip Willis Tone. Confirmed by the Senate on November 24, 1981, and received commission on December 1, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1993-2000.

Yale College, A.B., 1959
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1962-1963
Legal assistant to the commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, 1963-1965
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967
General counsel, President's Task Force on Communications, 1967-1968
Associate professor, Stanford Law School, 1968-1969
Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1969-


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