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Michel, Paul Redmond

Born 1941 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by Phillip Benjamin Baldwin. Confirmed by the Senate on February 29, 1988, and received commission on March 4, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2004-2010. Service terminated on May 31, 2010, due to retirement.

Williams College, A.B., 1963
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:

Assistant district attorney, Office of the Deputy District Attorney for Investigations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1966-1974
U.S. Army Reserve, 1966-1972
Assistant special prosecutor for Watergate, 1974-1975
Assistant counsel, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, 1975-1976
Deputy chief and 'Koreagate' prosecutor, Public Integrity Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1976-1978
Associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1981
Counsel and administrative assistant, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, 1981-1988
Adjunct faculty, George Washington University Law School, 1991-
Adjunct faculty, John Marshall Law School, 1991-
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2004-2010