History of the Federal Judiciary


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Bork, Robert Heron
Born March 1, 1927, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died December 19, 2012, in Arlington, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 7, 1981, to a seat vacated by Carl E. McGowan. Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1982, and received commission on February 9, 1982. Service terminated on February 5, 1988, due to resignation.

Education:
University of Chicago, B.A., 1948
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1953

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1945-1946, 1950-1952
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1955-1962
Professor, Yale Law School, 1962-1981
Solicitor general of the United States, 1973-1977
Acting attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1973-1974
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, July 7, 1987; rejected by Senate, October 23, 1987
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