Thomas Beall Griffith

Personal

Birthday: 
1954
Birthplace: 
Yokohama, Japan
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1985-1989
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1989-1995, 1999-2000
Legal counsel, U.S. Senate, 1995-1999
General counsel, Brigham Young University, 2000-2005

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, May 10, 2004; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Brigham Young University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1978
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1985

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: 
6/29/2005
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