Sharon Prost is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  She joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.
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.
Prost was a Labor Relations Specialist for the United States Civil Service Commission from 1973 to 1976. From 1976 to 1980, Prost served as a Specialist Auditor for the General Accounting Office, before becoming a Field Attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority until 1983. Until 1984, Prost served as an Attorney with the United States Department of Treasury before taking a post as Assistant and Acting Solicitor for the National Labor Relations Board until 1989. Prost served as Chief Labor Counsel for the United States Senate until 1993 before serving alternately as Minority Chief, Deputy Chief, and Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee in the United States Senate until 2001.
Federal 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. 
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