History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Rader, Randall Ray
Born 1949 in Hastings, NE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on June 12, 1990, to a seat vacated by Jean Galloway Bissell. Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1990, and received commission on August 9, 1990. Served as chief judge, 2010-2014. Service terminated on June 30, 2014, due to retirement.

Judge, U.S. Claims Court
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 29, 1988, to a seat vacated by Robert Mahealani Ming Seto. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1988, and received commission on August 12, 1988. Service terminated on August 14, 1990, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Education:
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1974
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:
Legislative assistant, U.S. Rep. Virginia Smith, Nebraska, 1975-1978
Legislative director, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, 1978-1981
Counsel, U.S. Rep. Philip Crane, Illinois, 1978-1981
Chief counsel, Subcommittee on the Constitution, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1981-1986
Counsel, U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah, 1981-1988
Chief counsel and minority staff director, Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1987-1988

 

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