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Tatel, David S.
Born 1942 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 20, 1994, to a seat vacated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Confirmed by the Senate on October 6, 1994, and received commission on October 7, 1994.

University of Michigan, B.A., 1963
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Instructor, University of Michigan Law School, 1966-1967
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1969, 1970-1972
Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1969-1970, 1972-1974; executive director, 1969-1970; director, 1972-1974
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1974-1977, 1979-1994
Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977-1979


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