Sharon Prost

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Sharon Prost
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2014
Preceded by Randall Rader
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 24, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Jay Plager
Personal details
Born (1951-05-24) May 24, 1951 (age 64)
Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater Cornell University
American University
George Washington University

Sharon Prost (born May 24, 1951) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prost was nominated to that court by President George W. Bush on May 21, 2001, to fill a seat vacated by Judge S. Jay Plager. The U.S. Senate confirmed Prost's confirmation on September 21, 2001, by a vote of 97-0. Prost is Bush's first appointment to the Federal Circuit.

Prior to her confirmation to the Federal Circuit, Prost had served as a lawyer at the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993–2001, lastly as Chief Counsel. Although the Republicans were in the minority at the time of Prost's nomination, her eight years of service for the Committee would have ensured that she was well known by all Committee members. Before working for the Senate, she served as an attorney at the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the United States Department of the Treasury and the National Labor Relations Board.

Prost has a number of educational degrees. She received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1973, an M.B.A. from George Washington University in 1975, a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 1979, and an L.L.M. from George Washington University Law School in 1984.

On May 23, 2014, Prost was named Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, succeeding Chief Judge Randall Rader effective May 30, 2014.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Jay Plager
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
2001–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Randall Rader
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
2014–present