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Peter Messitte

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Peter Messitte
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Greenbelt, MD
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/20/1993 - 08/31/2008
Senior:   09/01/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Clemens Howard
Succeeded by:   George L. Russell, III
Past post:   Maryland, Sixth Circuit, Associate Judge
Past term:   1985 - 1993
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Washington, DC
Undergraduate:   Amherst College, B.A., 1963
Law School:   University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1966

Peter Jo Messitte is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He joined the court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He is serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Washington, D.C., Messitte graduated from Amherst College with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and later graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with his J.D. degree in 1966.[1]

Professional career

Messitte after law school became a volunteer in the Peace Corps from 1966 to 1968 before entering private practice in the District of Columbia from 1969 to 1971 and in the State of Maryland from 1971 to 1985. Messitte became a Associate Circuit Court Judge in Montgomery County from 1985 to 1993.

Judicial career

District of Maryland

Messitte was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 6, 1993 to a seat vacated by Joseph Howard as Howard went on senior status. Messitte was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 18, 1993 on a senate vote and received commission on October 20, 1993. Messitte assumed senior status on September 1, 2008.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Clemens Howard
District of Maryland
Succeeded by:
George L. Russell, III

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