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Thomas, Sidney Runyan

Born 1953 in Bozeman, MT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 19, 1995, to a seat vacated by Dorothy Wright Nelson. Confirmed by the Senate on January 2, 1996, and received commission on January 4, 1996. Served as chief judge, 2014-2021. Assumed senior status on May 4, 2023.

Montana State University, B.A., 1975
University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Private practice, Billings, Montana, 1978-1995
Adjunct instructor of law, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana, 1982-1995
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2014-2021