Richard G. Stearns
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
|Assumed office |
November 24, 1993
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||John Joseph McNaught|
Richard Gaylore Stearns
1944 (age 74–75)
Los Angeles, California
|Education||Stanford University (B.A.)|
Balliol College, Oxford (M.Litt.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Richard Gaylore Stearns (born 1944) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Stearns received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1968, a Master of Letters degree (Political Philosophy) from Balliol College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, in 1971, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1976.
Stearns worked on the George McGovern presidential campaign, 1972, and later became a special assistant to McGovern from 1972 to 1973. He was a speech writer in the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1976. He worked in the Norfolk County (Massachusetts) District Attorney's office from 1976 to 1982. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the District of Massachusetts from 1982 to 1990. He was an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts from 1990 to 1993.
Federal judicial service
On October 27, 1993, Stearns was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts vacated by John Joseph McNaught. Stearns was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1993, and he received his commission on November 24, 1993. Clinton had originally wanted to appoint Stearns Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Thompson, Hunter S. (1973). Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. Straight Arrow Books. P265. ISBN 9780879320539
- "James Comey Vs. Louis Freeh: How to Fight a President". 13 June 2018.
- Richard G. Stearns at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
John Joseph McNaught
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts