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.

Education:
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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