History of the Federal Judiciary


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Breyer, Charles R.
Born 1941 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 24, 1997, to a seat vacated by D. Lowell Jensen. Confirmed by the Senate on November 8, 1997, and received commission on November 12, 1997. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2011.

Education:
Harvard College, A.B., 1963
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Oliver Carter, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1966-1967
Counsel, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco [California], 1967
Assistant district attorney, City and County of San Francisco, California, 1967-1973, 1979; chief assistant, 1979
Assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973-1974
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1974-1979, 1980-1997
Vice chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2013-

 

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