Glenn Leroy Archer, Jr. was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.  He served the court until his death in 2011. 
Archer graduated from Yale with his undergraduate degree in 1951 and later graduating from George Washington Law with his J.D. in 1954. Archer served in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps from 1954 to 1956.
Federal judicial career
Archer was nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 16, 1985 to a seat vacated by Jack Miller as Miller assumed senior status. Archer was Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1985 on a senate vote and received commission on December 17, 1985. Archer has served as the chief judge of the Federal Circuit from 1994 to 1997 before assuming senior status on December 24, 1997. He continued serving in that capacity until his death in 2011. 
Chief Judge: Randall Rader • Kathleen M. O'Malley • Sharon Prost • Pauline Newman • Kimberly Moore • Alan Lourie • Timothy Dyk • Evan Wallach • Jimmie V. Reyna • Richard Gary Taranto • Raymond Chen • Todd Hughes
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