Anthony M. Kennedy

Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy
Firm: Supreme Court of the United States
Address: One First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543
Phone: (202) 479-3211
(202) 479-3011
Fax: (202) 479-3230
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Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice, was born in Sacramento, California, July 23, 1936. He married Mary Davis and has three children. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and the London School of Economics, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1961–1963, as well as in Sacramento, California from 1963–1975. From 1965 to 1988, he was a Professor of Constitutional Law at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. He has served in numerous positions during his career, including a member of the California Army National Guard in 1961, the board of the Federal Judicial Center from 1987–1988, and two committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States: the Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports and Judicial Activities, subsequently renamed the Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct, from 1979–1987, and the Committee on Pacific Territories from 1979–1990, which he chaired from 1982–1990. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1975. President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat February 18, 1988.

Current Employment Position(s):
Associate Justice, since February 18, 1988

Bar Admissions:
California, 1962
U.S. Tax Court, 1971
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961

Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1958

London School of Economics, London, England, 1958

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Professor of Constitutional Law, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1965 - 1988

Fundamental Rights in the United States and Europe, University of the Pacific Summer School, Salzburg, Austria, 1988 - Present

Honors and Awards:
Honorary Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Honorary Member, Society of the Inner Temple, London, England

Professional Associations and Memberships:
California Army National Guard, 1961 - Present

Board of Federal Judicial Center, 1987 - 1988

Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports and Judicial Activities

Judicial Conference of the United States (Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct), 1979 - 1987

Judicial Conference of the United States (Committee on Pacific Territories), 1982 - 1990

State Bar of California

American Bar Association

Sacramento County Bar Association

Committee on Pacific Territories, 1982 - 1990

Committee on Pacific Ocean Territories, 1979 - 1988

Past Employment Positions:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge, 1975 - 1988

Private Practice in Sacramento, California, 1963 - 1975

Private Practice in San Francisco, California, 1961 - 1963

Phi Beta Kappa
Birth Information:
1936, Sacramento, California, United States of America

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