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U.S. Court of Federal Claims: Baskir, Lawrence M.

Born 1938 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Reginald W. Gibson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2000-2002. Assumed senior status on April 2, 2013.

Princeton University, A.B., 1959
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:
U.S. Army E3, 1962-1963
U.S. Army Reserve first lieutenant, JAG Corps, 1963-1968
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1963-1964, 1981-1994
Counsel, Subcommittee on State Taxation of Interstate Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, 1964-1965
Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1965-1967, 1969-1974; counsel, 1965-1967; chief counsel and staff director, 1969-1974
Chief counsel and staff director, Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1968-1969
Chief executive officer and general counsel, Presidential Clemency Board, The White House, 1974-1975
Research professor and director of Vietnam Project, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1975-1977
Deputy assistant secretary of the treasury, 1977-1979
Legislative director, U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, New Jersey, 1979-1981
Principal deputy general counsel, Department of the Army, 1994-1998