Scott S. Harris

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Scott S. Harris
A portrait shot of Scott S. Harris, looking straight ahead. He has short brown hair and is wearing a charcoal blazer with a blue patterned tie over a white collared shirt.
20th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 1, 2013
Preceded by William K. Suter
Personal details
Born Scott S. Harris
(1965-11-07) November 7, 1965 (age 48)
Alma mater Yale University (B.S., 1988)
University of Virginia (J.D., 1993)[1]

Scott S. Harris (born November 7, 1965) is an American lawyer serving since September 2013 as the 20th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States.[2] Prior to appointment to his current position, Harris spent 11 years as the Supreme Court's Legal Counsel.

Early life and education[edit]

Harris completed his undergraduate work at Yale University in 1988. He entered the University of Virginia School of Law two years later, earning his juris doctor in 1993. He was admitted to the bar the next year.

Harris is the grandson of Baseball Hall of Fame manager Bucky Harris of the Washington Senators.

Career[edit]

After graduating from law school, Harris served as a law clerk for Paul V. Niemeyer, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia.

Harris spent a number of years as an associate at Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney. In 2002,[1] he joined the Supreme Court of the United States, after being selected by to be the Legal Counsel at the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Court announced on July 1, 2013 that Harris would replace longtime Clerk William K. Suter after the latter's retirement on August 31. Harris is the 20th person to hold this position.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Press release". Supreme Court of the United States. July 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  2. ^ "New Court clerk named". SCOTUSblog. July 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
William K. Suter
Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States
2013–present
Incumbent