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Haldane Mayer

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Haldane Mayer
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/15/1987 - 6/30/2010
Chief:   1997 - 2004
Senior:   6/30/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Marion Bennett
Succeeded by:   Jimmie V. Reyna
Past post:   Judge, United States Court of Claims
Past term:   1982 - 1987
Personal History
Born:   1941
Undergraduate:   U.S. Military Academy, 1963
Law School:   William and Marry School of Law, 1971
Military service:   U.S. Army 1963 - 1975

Haldane Robert Mayer is a Federal Appeals judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Mayer took senior status on June 30, 2010.[1]


Mayer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and later graduated from William and Mary Law with his J.D. in 1971 and also served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1975.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Mayer was nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1987 to a seat vacated by Marion Bennett as Bennett assumed senior status. Mayer was Confirmed by the Senate on June 11, 1987 on a majority voice vote and received commission on June 15, 1987. Mayer has served as the chief judge of the Federal Circuit from 1997 to 2004.[2] Mayer took senior status on June 30, 2010.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Marion Bennett
Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
Succeeded by:
Jimmie V. Reyna