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Sharon Prost

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Sharon Prost
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Chief Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   9/24/2001-Present
Chief:   6/1/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Sheldon Plager
Past post:   Minority chief counsel, deputy chief counsel, and chief counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Past term:   1993-2001
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Massachusetts
Undergraduate:   Cornell University 1973
Law School:   Washington College of Law, 1979
Grad. School:   George Washington University 1975, George Washington University Law, 1984

Sharon Prost is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.[1] She joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

On June 1, 2014, Prost succeeded Randall Rader as Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Prost graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in 1973 and later obtained a Master's of Business Administration from George Washington University in 1975. Prost also graduated from American University's Washington Law School with her J.D. degree in 1979. Prost received an Master of Laws degree from the George Washington University Law Schoolin 1984.[1]

Professional career

  • 1993-2001: Minority chief counsel, deputy chief counsel, and chief counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • 1989-1993: Chief labor counsel, U.S. Senate
  • 1984-1989: Assistant, associate, and acting solicitor, National Labor Relations Board
  • 1983-1984: Attorney, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • 1980-1983: Field attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • 1976-1980: Specialist and auditor, General Accounting Office
  • 1973-1976: Labor relations specialist, U.S. Civil Service Commission[1]

Judicial career

Prost was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 21, 2001 to a seat vacated by Sheldon Plager. Prost was confirmed by the Senate by a Senate vote on September 21, 2001 and received commission on September 24, 2001.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Sheldon Plager
Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
2001–Present
Succeeded by:
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