William Bryson

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William Bryson
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Alternative court:   Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   9/29/1994 - 1/7/2013
Senior:   1/7/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Howard Markey
Past term:   1994
Past position:   Deputy associate attorney general
Past term 2:   1986 - 1994
Past position 2:   Deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice
Personal History
Born:   1945
Undergraduate:   Harvard, 1969
Law School:   Texas School of Law, 1973

William Curtis Bryson is a federal judge serving on senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. On January 7, 2013, Bryson assumed senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after serving on the court for 18 years.[1][2] Bryson also serves on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.[3]

Education

Bryson graduated from Harvard University with his bachelor's degree in 1969 and later graduated from University of Texas School of Law with his J.D. in 1973.[2]

Professional career

  • 1994: Deputy Associate U.S. Attorney General
  • 1986-1994: Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1982-1986: Special Counsel, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1979-1982: Chief, Appellate Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1978-1979: Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1975-1978: Private Practice, Washington, D.C.
  • 1974-1975: Law Clerk, Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1973-1974: Law Clerk, Henry Friendly, Second Circuit Court of Appeals[2]

Judicial career

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review

William Bryson is the presiding judge of the three judge panel that makes up the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review. Bryson was appointed to the court by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2011. His term will expire on May 18, 2018. The other two judges are Jose Cabranes and Richard Tallman.[3]

Federal Circuit

Bryson was nominated by Bill Clinton on June 22, 1994 to a seat vacated by Howard Markey, as Markey retired fully from judicial service. Bryson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 28, 1994 on a majority voice vote and received commission on September 29, 1994.[4] On January 7, 2013 William Bryson assumed senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after serving on the court for 18 years.[5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Howard Markey
Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
1994–2013
Succeeded by:
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