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Posner, Richard Allen

Born 1939 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1981, to a seat vacated by Philip Willis Tone. Confirmed by the Senate on November 24, 1981, and received commission on December 1, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1993-2000. Service terminated on September 2, 2017, due to retirement.

Yale College, A.B., 1959
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1962-1963
Legal assistant to the commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, 1963-1965
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967
General counsel, President's Task Force on Communications, 1967-1968
Associate professor, Stanford Law School, 1968-1969
Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1969-
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1994-2000