Peter Jo Messitte

Personal

Birthday: 
1941
Birthplace: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Volunteer, Peace Corps, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1966-1968
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1969-1971
Private practice, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1971-1985
Associate judge, Maryland Circuit Court, Montgomery County, 1985-1993

Education

Name of School: 
Amherst College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1963
Name of School - Second: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1966

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Maryland
Court Name: 

Maryland District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/20/1993
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/1/2008
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