Brett M. Kavanaugh

Personal

Birthday: 
1965
Birthplace: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Walter K. Stapleton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1990-1991
Law clerk, Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1991-1992
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1992-1993
Law clerk, Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 1993-1994
Associate independent counsel, Whitewater investigation, 1994-1997, 1998
Private practice, 1997-1998, 1999-2001
Associate counsel, President George W. Bush, 2001-2003; senior associate counsel, 2003
Assistant to the president and staff secretary, President George W. Bush, 2003-2006

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, July 25, 2003; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, February 14, 2005; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1987
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1990

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court Name: 

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/30/2006
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