History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Selya, Bruce Marshall
Born 1934 in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 27, 1982, to a seat vacated by Raymond J. Pettine. Confirmed by the Senate on August 18, 1982, and received commission on August 18, 1982. Service terminated on November 24, 1986, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 26, 1986, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1986, and received commission on October 14, 1986. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2006.

Education:
Harvard University, A.B., 1955
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Edward W. Day, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1958-1960
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1960-1982
Judge, Lincoln [Rhode Island] Probate Court, 1965-1972

 

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