Note: Judgepedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 2 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
Starting on March 2, all Judgepedia content will be contained on For status updates, visit

Pauline Newman

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pauline Newman
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   2/28/1984-Present
Preceded by:   Philip Nichols
Personal History
Born:   1927
Hometown:   New York
Undergraduate:   Vassar College, 1947
Law School:   New York University Law, 1958
Grad. School:   Columbia University, 1948; Yale University, 1952

Pauline Newman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.[1]


Newman received her undergraduate degree from Vassar in 1947, a Master's degree from Columbia-New York in 1948, and a doctorate degree from Yale in 1952. Newman received her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1958 from New York University Law School.[1]

Professional career

  • 1969-1984: Director, Patent, Trademark, and Licensing Department, FMC Corporation, New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-1962: Science policy specialist, Department of Natural Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • 1954-1984: Patent attorney and house counsel, FMC Corporation, New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-1954: Research scientist, American Cynamid Company[1]

Judicial career

Newman was nominated to the Federal Circuit by Ronald Reagan on January 30, 1984, to a seat vacated by Judge Philip Nichols after Nichols assumed senior status. Newman was confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1984, and received commission on February 28, 1984.[1]

See also

External links


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Philip Nichols
Federal Circuit
Succeeded by: