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Howard, Jeffrey R.

Born 1955 in Claremont, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Norman H. Stahl. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 2002, and received commission on May 3, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2015-present.

Plymouth State College, B.A., 1978
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:

Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, State of New Hampshire, 1981-1988
Deputy attorney general, State of New Hampshire, 1988-1989
U.S. attorney for the District of New Hampshire, 1989-1993
Attorney general, State of New Hampshire, 1993-1997
Private practice, New Hampshire, 1997-2002
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2015-present

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, August 2, 2001; no Senate vote