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Richard Stearns

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Richard Stearns
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Current Court Information:
District of Massachusetts
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/24/1993 - Present
Preceded by:   John McNaught
Past post:   Superior Court of Massachusetts
Past term:   1990-1993
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate:   Stanford U., B.A., 1968
Law School:   Harvard Law, J.D., 1976
Grad. School:   Oxford U., Balliol College, M.Litt, 1971
Richard Gaylore Stearns (b. 1944) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He joined the court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. At the time of appointment, Stearns was an Associate justice for the Superior Court of Massachusetts.[1]

Early life and education

A native of California, Stearns graduated from Stanford University with his bachelor's degree in 1968 and also graduated with a master's degree from Oxford University's Balliol College in 1971 and also graduated from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1976.[1]

Professional career

  • Special assistant, U.S. Sen. George McGovern, 1972-1973
  • Speech writer, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1975-1976
  • Norfolk County (Massachusetts) District Attorney's Office, 1976-1982
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1982-1990
  • Associate justice, Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1990-1993[1]

Judicial career

District of Massachusetts

On the unanimous recommendation of U.S. Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, Stearns was nominated by President Bill Clinton on October 27, 1993 to a seat vacated by John McNaught. Stearns was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 20, 1993 on senate vote and received commission on November 24, 1993.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John McNaught
District of Massachusetts
Seat #8
Succeeded by:

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