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Arthur Gajarsa

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Arthur Gajarsa
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   8/1/1997 - 7/31/2011
Senior:   7/31/2001 - 6/30/2012
Preceded by:   Evan Wallach
Past term:   1971-1997
Past position:   Private practice, Washington, D.C
Personal History
Born:   1941
Undergraduate:   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1962
Law School:   Georgetown U. Law, 1967
Grad. School:   Catholic University of America, 1964

Arthur J. Gajarsa was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Gajarsa assumed senior status on July 31, 2011. He retired eleven months later on June 30, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Norcia, Italy, Gajarsa graduated from Rensselaer with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and later graduated from Catholic-America with his master's degree in 1964. Gajarsa obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law in 1967.[1]

Professional career

Gajarsa was a law clerk for federal judge Joseph McGarraghy for the District of Columbia from 1967 to 1968 before becoming an Staff Attorney with Aetna from 1968 to 1969. Gajarsa later served as Special Counsel with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in United States Department of the Interior from 1969 to 1970 before entering private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1997.[1]

Judicial career

Gajarsa was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by Bill Clinton on January 7, 1997 to a seat vacated by Helen Wilson Nies as Nies assumed senior status. Gajarsa was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 1997 on a majority vote and received commission on August 1, 1997.[2] Gajarsa assumed senior status on July 31, 2011. He retired eleven months later on June 30, 2012.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Helen Nies
Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
1997–2011
Succeeded by:
Evan Wallach