Randall Ray Rader is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush.
Rader during Law school was a Legislative assistant to U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Smith from 1975 to 1978 and later became the Legislative director of the House Ways and Means Committee from 1978 to 1981 before becoming Staff Counsel to U.S. Congressman Philip Crane from 1978 to 1981. In 1981, Rader became Chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution from 1981 to 1986 and also served as Staff Counsel to Utah U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch from 1981 to 1988. Rader contined on the Senate Judiciary Committee as Chief Counsel abd minority staff director working on the Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights from 1987 to 1988 and became a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims from 1988-1990.
Federal judicial career
Rader was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on June 12, 1990 to a seat vacated by Jean Bissell as Bissell died in active judicial service. Rader was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 1990 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on August 9, 1990. 
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