William Curtis Bryson

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William Bryson
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Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
Assumed office
September 10, 2013
Preceded by Morris Arnold
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
May 19, 2011 – September 10, 2013
Preceded by Ralph Winter
Succeeded by Richard Tallman
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In office
September 29, 1994 – January 7, 2013
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Howard Markey
Succeeded by Todd Hughes
Solicitor General of the United States
Acting
In office
January 20, 1993 – June 7, 1993
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Ken Starr
Succeeded by Drew Days
In office
January 20, 1989 – May 26, 1989
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Charles Fried
Succeeded by Ken Starr
Personal details
Born (1945-08-19) August 19, 1945 (age 71)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Education Harvard University (BA)
University of Texas, Austin (JD)

William Curtis Bryson (born August 19, 1945) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also serving a 7-year term as a judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, until 2018, and on September 1, 2013, became the presiding judge of that court.[1]

Born in Houston, Texas, Bryson graduated from St. John's School in 1963 and went on to receive his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1973. After graduating from law school, Bryson clerked for Judge Henry J. Friendly at the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following his clerkship with Judge Friendly, he clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall at the United States Supreme Court.[2][3]

At the Department of Justice he served successively as Assistant to the United States Solicitor General, from 1978 to 1979; Chief, Appellate Section of the Criminal Division, from 1979 to 1982; Special Counsel, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section in the Criminal Division from 1982 to 1986 (where he received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service in 1984);[3] Deputy U.S. solicitor general, from 1986 to 1994; and Deputy associate U.S. attorney general (acting associate U.S. attorney general) in 1994.[4]

On June 22, 1994, Bryson was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated by Howard Thomas Markey. Bryson was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 28, 1994, and received his commission the following day. Bryson took senior status on January 7, 2013.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bryson, William C.; Sara S. Beale (1986). Grand jury law and practice (Looseleaf, 2 vol.). Wilmette, Ill.: Callaghan. LCCN 85029164. 

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ FISCOR 2013 membership
  2. ^ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Biography, William C. Bryson, Circuit Judge, http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/judges/william-c-bryson-circuit-judge
  3. ^ a b Leslie Maitland Werner, New York Times, Published: December 13, 1984, WORKING PROFILE: WILLIAM C. BRYSON OF THE JUSTICE DEPT.; A LEGAL EAGLE'S LEGAL EAGLE, http://www.nytimes.com/1984/12/13/us/working-profile-william-c-bryson-of-the-justice-dept-a-legal-eagle-s-legal-eagle.html
  4. ^ United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: A History: 1990–2002 / compiled by members of the Advisory Council to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in celebration of the court's twentieth anniversary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 2004. p. 57. LCCN 2004050209. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Fried
Solicitor General of the United States
Acting

1989
Succeeded by
Ken Starr
Preceded by
Ken Starr
Solicitor General of the United States
Acting

1993
Succeeded by
Drew Days
Preceded by
Howard Markey
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1994–2013
Succeeded by
Todd Hughes
Preceded by
Ralph Winter
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Richard Tallman
Preceded by
Morris Arnold
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
2013–present
Incumbent