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.

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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