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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.

Education:
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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