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Breyer, Stephen Gerald

Born 1938 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 13, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1980, and received commission on December 10, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1990-1994. Service terminated on August 3, 1994, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 17, 1994, to a seat vacated by Harry A. Blackmun. Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 1994, and received commission on August 3, 1994. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2022.

Supreme Court Oath:
August 3, 1994

Allotment as Circuit Justice:

Tenth Circuit, September 30, 1994-August 16, 2009
Federal Circuit, September 7, 2005-October 10, 2005
First Circuit, June 30, 2009-June 30, 2022
Seventh Circuit, June 29, 2010-September 27, 2010

Stanford University, A.B., 1959
University of Oxford, B.A., 1961
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1957
Law clerk, Hon. Arthur Goldberg, Supreme Court of the United States, 1964-1965
Special assistant to the assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967
Faculty, Harvard Law School, 1967-1994; professor, 1967-1980; lecturer, 1981-1994
Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1977-1980
Assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973
Special counsel, Administrative Practices Subcommittee, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1974-1975
Chief counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-1980
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1989
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990-1994