History of the Federal Judiciary


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Bryson, William Curtis
Born 1945 in Houston, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by Howard Thomas Markey. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1994, and received commission on September 29, 1994. Assumed senior status on January 7, 2013.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 2011-present; presiding judge, 2013-present

Education:
Harvard University, A.B., 1969
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1973-1974
Law clerk, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1974-1975
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1975-1978
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1979
Chief, Appellate Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1979-1982
Special counsel, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1982-1986
Deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1986-1994
Deputy associate attorney general (acting associate attorney general), U.S. Department of Justice, 1994

 

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