History of the Federal Judiciary

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Zobel, Rya Weickert
Born 1931 in Zwickau, Germany

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 25, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission on March 23, 1979. Assumed senior status on April 1, 2014.

Radcliffe College, A.B., 1953
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. George C. Sweeney, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1956-1966
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1967-1979
Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1995-1999
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