History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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
Judge, U.S. Claims Court, 1988-1990


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