History of the Federal Judiciary


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Katzmann, Robert A.
Born 1953 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 8, 1999, to a seat vacated by Jon O. Newman. Confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 1999, and received commission on July 16, 1999. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.

Education:
Columbia College, A.B., 1973
Harvard University, A.M., 1976
Harvard University, Ph.D., 1978
Yale Law School, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Hugh H. Bownes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1980-1981
Fellow, Brookings Institution, 1981-1999; acting program director, 1998
Faculty, Georgetown University, 1984-1999; adjunct professor of law, 1984-1989; adjunct professor of public policy, 1987-1992; Walsh Professor of Government, professor of law and professor of public policy, 1992-1999
President, Governance Institute, 1986-1999
Special assistant to the director, Federal Judicial Center, 1986-1988
Visiting professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. program, 1990-1992
Wayne Morse chair in law and politics, University of Oregon, 1992

 

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