History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Thomas, Sidney Runyan
Born 1953 in Bozeman, MT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 19, 1995, to a seat vacated by Dorothy Wright Nelson. Confirmed by the Senate on January 2, 1996, and received commission on January 4, 1996.

Education:
Montana State University, B.A., 1975
University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:
Legal intern, Hon. W.W. Lessley, Montana District Court, Eighteenth Judicial District
Private practice, Billings, Montana, 1978-1995
Adjunct instructor of law, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana, 1982-1995

 

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