Raymond C. Clevenger

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Raymond Clevenger
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
April 30, 1990 – February 1, 2006
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Oscar Davis
Succeeded by Kimberly Moore
Personal details
Born (1937-08-27) August 27, 1937 (age 77)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University

Raymond Charles Clevenger III (born August 27, 1937) is an American federal judge, serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Clevenger was born in Topeka, Kansas, to R. Charles Clevenger and Mary Margaret Ramsey Clevenger. He was educated in the public schools in Topeka and at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Judge Clevenger received a B.A. from Yale University in 1959, graduating magna cum laude. After a stint at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company he earned an LL.B. at Yale Law School in 1966, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.

He was a law clerk to Justice Byron White at the Supreme Court during the October term, 1966 and practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, in Washington, D.C. and London from 1967 to 1990. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to the Federal Circuit on January 24, 1990, confirmed on April 27, 1990, and assumed duties on May 3, 1990. He retired from active service and assumed senior status on February 1, 2006.

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Preceded by
Oscar Davis
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1990–2006
Succeeded by
Kimberly Moore