History of the Federal Judiciary


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Ripple, Kenneth Francis
Born 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 1, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1985, and received commission on May 10, 1985. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2008.

Education:
Fordham University, A.B., 1965
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1968
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1968-1972
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1972-
Attorney, office of the general counsel, IBM, 1968
Legal officer, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Special assistant, Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger, 1973-1977
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1977-1985
Professor of law, University of Notre Dame, 1977-
Reporter, Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules, 1978-1985

 

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