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Prost, Sharon

Born 1951 in Newburyport, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by S. Jay Plager. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 2001, and received commission on September 24, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2014-present.

Cornell University, B.S., 1973
George Washington University, M.B.A., 1975
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1979
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1984

Professional Career:

Labor relations specialist, U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1973-1976
Specialist and auditor, General Accounting Office, 1976-1980
Field attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority, 1980-1983
Attorney, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1983-1984
Assistant, associate, and acting solicitor, National Labor Relations Board, 1984-1989
Chief labor counsel, U.S. Senate, 1989-1993
Minority chief counsel, deputy chief counsel, and chief counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1993-2001
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2014-present

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, May 21, 2001; no Senate vote