Ronald M. Gould

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Ronald M. Gould
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assumed office
November 22, 1999
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Robert R. Beezer
Personal details
Born Ronald Murray Gould
(1946-10-17) October 17, 1946 (age 72)
St. Louis, Missouri
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)

Ronald Murray Gould (born October 17, 1946) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since 1999.

Education and legal training[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Gould received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1973. He then clerked for Judge Wade H. McCree of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1973 to 1974 and Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court from 1974 to 1975.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Gould was in private practice for Perkins Coie in Seattle, Washington 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 was president of the Washington State Bar Association.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Gould was nominated by President Bill Clinton for a seat vacated by Judge Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on January 26, 1999. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 17, 1999 in a voice vote and received his commission on November 22, 1999.[1]

Personal life[edit]

While still in private practice, Gould was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. During his time on the bench, he lost the use of his arms and legs; he now relies on a wheelchair for mobility, and with the aid of other technologies and of assistants and clerks is able to "get a good result in the work I'm doing."[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gould, Ronald Murray - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ United States Courts (2013-11-26), Pathways to the Bench: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ronald M. Gould, retrieved 2017-05-15

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