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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||8/1/1997 - 7/31/2011|
|Senior:||7/31/2001 - 6/30/2012|
|Preceded by:||Evan Wallach|
|Past position:||Private practice, Washington, D.C|
|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.
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.
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.
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. Gajarsa assumed senior status on July 31, 2011. He retired eleven months later on June 30, 2012.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
|Former judges||Paul Michel • Randall Rader • Arthur Gajarsa • Daniel Friedman • Glenn Archer • James Almond • Jean Bissell • Phillip Baldwin • Marion Bennett • Arnold Cowen • Oscar Davis • Shiro Kashiwa • Don Laramore • Howard Markey • Jack Miller • Philip Nichols • Helen Nies • Giles Rich • Byron Skelton • Edward Smith • Edward Samuel Smith •|
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