Stephen Gerald Breyer

Personal

Birthday: 
1938
Birthplace: 
San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1957
Law clerk, Hon. Arthur Goldberg, Supreme Court of the United States, 1964-1965
Special assistant to the assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967
Faculty, Harvard Law School, 1967-1994; professor, 1967-1980; lecturer, 1981-1994
Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1977-1980
Assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973
Special counsel, Administrative Practices Subcommittee, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1974-1975
Chief counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-1980
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1989

Education

Name of School: 
Stanford University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1959
Name of School - Second: 
University of Oxford
Degree - Second: 
B.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1961
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1964

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Court Name: 

First Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/10/1980
Termination Date: 
8/2/1994
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name - Second: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Second: 
8/3/1994
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Tenth Circuit, September 30, 1994-August 16, 2009
Federal Circuit, September 7, 2005-October 10, 2005
First Circuit, June 30, 2009-present
Seventh Circuit, June 29, 2010-September 27, 2010

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