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Sheldon Plager

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Sheldon Plager
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/11/1989 - 11/30/2000
Senior:   11/30/2000 - Present
Preceded by:   Shiro Kashiwa
Succeeded by:   Sharon Prost
Past post:   Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Past term:   1988 - 1989
Personal History
Born:   1931
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina, 1952
Law School:   University Florida Law, 1958
Grad. School:   Columbia Law, 1961
Military service:   U.S. Navy, 1948 - 1970

Sheldon Jay Plager is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1989 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Plager took senior status on November 30, 2000.[1]


Plager graduated from North Caorlina with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and also graduated from Florida Law with his J.D. in 1958. Plager graduated from Columbia Law with his Master of Laws degree in 1961.[1]

Military service

Plager also served in the U.S. Navy in active duty and in the reserves from 1948 to 1970.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Plager was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on September 12, 1989, to a seat vacated by Judge Shiro Kashiwa as Kashiwa assumed senior status. Plager was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 1989, on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on November 11, 1989[2] Plager assumed senior status on November 30, 2000.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Shiro Kashiwa
Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
Succeeded by:
Sharon Prost