Glenn L. Archer Jr.

Glenn Leroy Archer Jr. (March 21, 1929 – July 27, 2011)[1][2] was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Glenn L. Archer Jr.
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
December 24, 1997 – July 27, 2011
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
March 18, 1994 – December 24, 1997
Preceded byHelen W. Nies
Succeeded byHaldane Robert Mayer
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
December 17, 1985 – December 24, 1997
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byJack Miller
Succeeded byTimothy B. Dyk
Personal details
Born
Glenn Leroy Archer Jr.

(1929-03-21)March 21, 1929
Densmore, Kansas
DiedJuly 27, 2011(2011-07-27) (aged 82)
Tempe, Arizona
EducationYale University (BA)
George Washington University Law School (JD)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Densmore, Kansas, Archer moved to Topeka, Kansas where he attended public high school. Archer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Yale University in 1952 and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from George Washington University Law School in 1954. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Office of the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1956. He entered private practice in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the law firm of Hamel, Park, McCabe and Saunders from 1956 to 1960 and a partner from 1960 to 1981. Archer served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the United States Department of Justice Tax Division from 1982 to 1984.[3]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On October 16, 1985, Archer was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated by Judge Jack Miller. Archer was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission on December 17, 1985. He assumed duties as a Circuit Judge on December 23, 1985. He replaced Judge Helen W. Nies as Chief Judge on March 18, 1994, and served in that capacity until December 24, 1997, when (now former) Chief Judge Haldane Robert Mayer replaced him. Archer assumed senior status on December 24, 1997. He died on July 27, 2011.

PersonalEdit

Archer resided in Alexandria, Virginia and Oxford, Maryland, but subsequently moved to Tempe, Arizona.

He enjoyed boating and the outdoors, building his own kayak. He was married twice with four children and one step child.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Govpeople.org". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26.
  2. ^ "Judges - US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit". US Courts.
  3. ^ Bennett, Marion T. (1991). The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: A History, 1982–1990. Washington, D.C.: United States Judicial Conference Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution of the United States. p. 116. LCCN 91601231.
  4. ^ Barnes, Bart (August 18, 2011). "Glenn L. Archer, Jr., judge". The Washington Post. Washington, DC. pp. B6. Retrieved August 31, 2011.

SourcesEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
Jack Miller
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1985–1997
Succeeded by
Timothy B. Dyk
Preceded by
Helen W. Nies
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1994–1997
Succeeded by
Haldane Robert Mayer