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Silberman, Laurence Hirsch
Born 1935 in York, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 25, 1985, and received commission on October 28, 1985. Assumed senior status on November 1, 2000.

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1957
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:
U.S. Army private, 1957-1958
Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1961-1967
Lecturer, University of Hawaii Law School, 1962-1963
Attorney, Appellate Division, National Labor Relations Board, 1967-1969
Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, 1969-1970
Undersecretary of labor, 1970-1973
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1973-1974, 1978-1979, 1983-1985
Deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1974-1975
Ambassador to Yugoslavia, U.S. Department of State, 1975-1977
President's special envoy on International Labor Organization Affairs, 1976
American Enterprise Institute, 1977-1985; senior fellow, 1977-1978; visiting fellow, 1978-1985
Executive vice president of strategic planning, Legal and Government Affairs, Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, California, 1979-1983
Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center, 1987-    ; adjunct professor of law, 1987-1999; distinguished visitor from the judiciary, 2000-
Co-chair, President's Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2004-2005
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