Lawrence M. Baskir
|Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims|
October 22, 1998 – April 2, 2013
|Nominated by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Reginald W. Gibson|
|Succeeded by||Patricia E. Campbell-Smith|
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims|
|Born||January 10, 1938|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Education||Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (A.B.) |
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1963-1968|
Early life, education, and career
Lawrence M. Baskir was born in Brooklyn, New York, receiving a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1959 followed by an Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1962. He was a United States Army Reserve first lieutenant in the JAG Corps from 1963-1968. Baskir than joined the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 1965 and served till 1967 and then resumed service from 1969-1974 while becoming chief counsel and staff director from 1969-1974. He then was chief executive officer of the Presidential Clemency Board for The White House from 1974-1975. Baskir joined the Vietnam Project as a research professor and director at the University of Notre Dame Law School from 1975-1977. He was the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the United States Army from 1994-1998.
Federal judicial service
On January 7, 1997, Baskir was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States Court of Federal Claims vacated by Reginald W. Gibson. Baskir was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received his commission on October 22, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2000 to 2002, and assumed senior status on April 2, 2013.
Baskir is married to Marna Tucker and has two children.
- "Congressional Directory for the 112th Congress". United States Government Publishing Office. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- "U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1982-present — Baskir, Lawrence M." Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- Lawrence M. Baskir at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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