Haldane Robert Mayer

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Haldane Mayer
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
December 24, 1997 – December 25, 2004
Preceded by Glenn Archer
Succeeded by Paul Michel
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
June 15, 1987 – June 30, 2010
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Marion Bennett
Succeeded by Jimmie Reyna
Personal details
Born (1941-02-21) February 21, 1941 (age 73)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Alma mater United States Military Academy
College of William and Mary
University of Virginia
For other people named Robert Mayer, see Robert Mayer (disambiguation).

Haldane Robert Mayer (born February 21, 1941 in Buffalo, New York) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mayer was appointed to the United States Military Academy by Representative William E. Miller, and received a B.S. in 1963. Mayer served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1975. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, and Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Ranger Combat Badge for his service during the Vietnam War. He took leave from the Army to attend The College of William & Mary Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the William and Mary Law Review. He graduated first in his class and received his J.D. in 1971.[1][2]

Mayer served as Special Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger, for three years, and as Law Clerk to Judge John D. Butzner, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the 1970s, and in Washington, DC, in 1980 and 1981. He was Deputy and Acting Special Counsel at the United States Merit Systems Protection Board from 1981 to 1982.[3] President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the United States Claims Court in 1982, where he served until his appointment, again by President Reagan, to the Federal Circuit in 1987. He served as Chief Judge of the court from 1997 to 2004. Chief Judge Glenn Leroy Archer, Jr. preceded him as chief judge and Paul Michel succeeded him.[1][2] He was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law.[1][2]

Mayer took senior status on June 30, 2010.[4]

References[edit]

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: A History: 1990–2002 / compiled by members of the Advisory Council to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in celebration of the court's twentieth anniversary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 2004. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Marion Bennett
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1987–2010
Succeeded by
Jimmie Reyna
Preceded by
Glenn Archer
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1997–2004
Succeeded by
Paul Michel