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U.S. Court of Federal Claims: Tidwell, Moody R. III

Born 1939 in Kansas City, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Claims Court (now U.S. Court of Federal Claims)
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1983, to a seat vacated by Louis Spector. Confirmed by the Senate on May 16, 1983, and received commission on May 17, 1983. Assumed senior status on May 16, 1998.

Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1961
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1965
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1974

Professional Career:
U.S. Coast Guard, 1962-1966
Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Government Accounting Office, 1965-1969
Staff attorney, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1969-1971
Assistant solicitor for procurement, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1971-1974
Associate solicitor for general law, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1974-1976
Associate solicitor for energy and resources, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1976-1977
Associate solicitor for mine safety and health, U.S. Department of Labor, 1977-1980
Corporate secretary and board member, Keco Industries, Inc., 1979-1982
Deputy solicitor and counselor to the secretary of the interior, 1980-1983