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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.

Education:
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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