History of the Federal Judiciary


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Stearns, Richard Gaylore
Born 1944 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 27, 1993, to a seat vacated by John Joseph McNaught. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993.

Education:
Stanford University, B.A., 1968
University of Oxford, Balliol College, M.Litt., political philosophy, 1971
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Special assistant, U.S. Sen. George McGovern, Massachusetts, 1972-1973
Speech writer, Lt. Gov. Thomas P. O'Neill III, Massachusetts, 1975-1976
Norfolk County [Massachusetts] District Attorney's Office, 1976-1982
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1982-1990
Associate justice, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1990-1993

 

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