History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Ginsburg, Douglas Howard
Born 1946 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 23, 1986, to a seat vacated by J. Skelly Wright. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1986, and received commission on October 14, 1986. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on October 14, 2011.

Education:
Cornell University, B.S., 1970
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Carl McGowan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1973-1974
Law clerk, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1974-1975
Professor of law, Harvard University, 1975-1983
Deputy assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1983-1984
Administrator for information and regulatory affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1984-1985
Assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985-1986
Visiting professor of law, Columbia University, 1987-1988
Lecturer on law, Harvard University, 1988-1989
Distinguished adjunct professor of law, George Mason University, 1988-2010
Visiting senior lecturer, University of Chicago, 1990-
Distinguished visiting scholar, New York Law School, 2006-2009
Lecturer in law, Columbia University, 2009-2011
Professor of law, New York University Law School, 2011-2013
Professor of law, George Mason University, 2013-

 

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