Merrick B. Garland

Personal

Birthday: 
1952
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1977-1978
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1978-1979
Special assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1979-1981
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1981-1989, 1992-1993
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1989-1992
Deputy assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1993-1994
Principal associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1997

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, September 5, 1995; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1974
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1977

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: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/20/1997
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