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Gajarsa, Arthur J.
Born 1941 in Norcia, Italy

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Helen Wilson Nies. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1997, and received commission on August 1, 1997. Assumed senior status on July 31, 2011. Service terminated on June 30, 2012, due to retirement.

Education:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1962
Catholic University of America, M.A., 1964
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1967

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Joseph C. McGarraghy, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1967-1968
Attorney, Aetna Life and Casualty, Inc., 1968-1969
Special counsel, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1969-1970
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1971-1997
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013-

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, April 18, 1996; no Senate vote

 

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