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Edwards, Harry Thomas
Born 1940 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on December 6, 1979, to a seat vacated by David L. Bazelon. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission on February 20, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001. Assumed senior status on November 3, 2005.

Education:
Cornell University, B.S., 1962
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1965-1970
Professor of law, University of Michigan Law School, 1970-1975, 1977-1980
Labor arbitrator, 1971-1980
Professor of law, Harvard Law School, 1975-1977
Chairman of the board, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, 1978-1980
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