History of the Federal Judiciary

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Briscoe, Mary Beck
Born 1947 in Council Grove, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 14, 1995, to a seat vacated by James Kenneth Logan. Confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 1995, and received commission on May 26, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2010-2015.

University of Kansas, B.A., 1969
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1973
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1990

Professional Career:
Legal researcher, 1973
Attorney-examiner, Financial Division, U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission, 1973-1974
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Kansas, 1974-1984
Judge, Kansas Court of Appeals, 1984-1995; chief judge, 1990-1995


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