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.

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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