Sharon Prost

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Sharon Prost
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Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Assumed office
May 30, 2014
Preceded by Randall Ray Rader
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Assumed office
September 24, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by S. Jay Plager
Personal details
Born (1951-05-24) May 24, 1951 (age 65)
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Education Cornell University B.S.
George Washington University M.B.A.
Washington College of Law J.D.
George Washington University Law School LL.M.

Sharon Prost (born May 24, 1951) is the Chief United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Education[edit]

Prost was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1973, a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University in 1975, a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law in 1979, and a Master of Laws from George Washington University Law School in 1984.

Career[edit]

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.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Prost was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 21, 2001, to fill a seat vacated by Judge S. Jay Plager. The United States 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. 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
Randall Ray Rader
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
S. Jay Plager
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
2001–present