Ronald M. Gould

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For the English teacher and trade unionist born in 1904, see Ronald Gould.
Ronald Gould
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 22, 1999
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Robert Beezer
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 67–68)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ronald Murray Gould (born 1946) is an American federal appeals judge who has served on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1999.

Education and legal training[edit]

Gould received his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1973. He then clerked for Judge Wade H. McCree of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1973 to 1974 and Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1974 to 1975.

Professional career[edit]

Gould was in private practice for Perkins Coie in Seattle, WA from 1975 to 1999 and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington Law School from 1986 to 1989. He was a partner at Perkins Coie at the time of his appeals-court nomination. He also formerly was president of the Washington State Bar Association.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Gould was nominated by President Bill Clinton for a seat vacated by Robert R. Beezer on the Ninth Circuit on January 26, 1999. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 17 in a voice vote and received his commission on November 22.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Beezer
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1999–present
Incumbent