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 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. degree in 1971 and also served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1975.
Haldane began his legal careeer as a law clerk for Federal Appeals judge John Butzner, Jr. at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals based in Richmond, VA from 1971 to 1972 before becoming a private practice attorney licensed in Virginia from 1975 to 1977 before becoming Special Assistant to Chief Justice Warren Burger on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1977 to 1980. In 1980, Mayer became a private practice attorney licensed in Washington, DC from 1980 to 1981. In addition to private practice work, Mayer also became Special Counsel for the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board from 1981 to 1982 before becoming a Judge in the United States Court of Federal Claims from 1982 to 1987 before becoming an adjunct professor at Virgina Law from 1975 to 1977 and still currently teaches there since 1992.
Federal 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.
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