History of the Federal Judiciary

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Bye, Kermit Edward
Born 1937 in Hatton, ND

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 22, 1999, to a seat vacated by John D. Kelly. Confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2000, and received commission on March 9, 2000. Assumed senior status on April 22, 2015.

University of North Dakota, B.S., 1959
University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1962

Professional Career:
Deputy securities commissioner, State of North Dakota, 1962-1964
Special assistant attorney general, State of North Dakota, 1964-1966
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of North Dakota, 1966-1968
Private practice, Fargo, North Dakota, 1968-2000


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