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Patricia Wald

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Patricia Wald
Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Former judge
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   7/26/1979 - 11/16/1999
Chief:   1986-1991
Preceded by:   New Seat
Personal History
Born:   1928
Hometown:   Torrington, CT
Undergraduate:   Connecticut College for Women 1948
Law School:   Yale Law 1951
Patricia McGowan Wald (1928-present) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She joined the court in 1979 after a nomination from President Jimmy Carter. At the time of nomination, she was the Assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at U.S. Department of Justice. She served as chief judge of the court from 1986 to 1991 and retired from her post in 1999.[1]

Early life and education

  • Connecticut College for Women, B.A., 1948
  • Yale Law School, LL.B., 1951[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. Jerome Frank, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1951-1952
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1952-1953
  • Research and editorial assistant, Frederick M. Rowe, Esq., 1959-1962
  • Member, National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice, 1963-1964
  • Consultant, National Conference on Law & Poverty, Office of Economic Opportunity 1965
  • Member, President's Commission on Crime in the District of Columbia, 1965-1966
  • Consultant, President's Comm. on Law Enforcement & Admin. of Criminal Justice, 1966-1967
  • Attorney, Office of Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1967-1968
  • Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Washington, D.C., 1968-1970
  • Consultant, National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorder, 1968
  • Consultant, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1969
  • Co-director, Ford Foundation Drug Abuse Research Project, 1970
  • Attorney, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, D.C., 1971-1972
  • Director, Office of Policy and Issues, Sargent Shriver Vice-Presidential Campaign, 1972
  • Attorney, Mental Health Law Project, Washington, D.C., 1972-1977
  • Assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1977-1979
  • Member, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 1999-present[1]
  • Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Judicial career

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Wald was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on April 30, 1979, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629; she was confirmed by the Senate on July 24, 1979, and received commission two days later. She served as chief judge from 1986-1991. She retired on November 16, 1999.[1]

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