History of the Federal Judiciary

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Matheson, Scott Milne Jr.
Born 1953 in Salt Lake City, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 3, 2010, to a seat vacated by Michael W. McConnell. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010.

University of Oxford, M.A.
Stanford University, A.B., 1975
Yale Law School, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1981-1985
Faculty, University of Utah College of Law, 1985-2010; associate professor of law, 1985-1991; associate dean for academic affairs, 1990-1993; professor of law, 1991-2010; dean, 1998-2006
Deputy county attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1988-1989
Visiting associate professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1989-1990
U.S. attorney for the District of Utah, 1993-1997
Public policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006-2007

Given name at birth: Scott Milne Matheson III


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