Jeffrey R. Howard
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit|
June 16, 2015
|Preceded by||Sandra Lynch|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit|
May 3, 2002
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Norman Stahl|
November 4, 1955 |
Claremont, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Alma mater||Plymouth State University
Jeffrey Robert Howard (born November 4, 1955) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
After law school, Howard was an attorney in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, rising to become Deputy Attorney General.
In 1993, he left that position to become the New Hampshire Attorney General, nominated by Republican Governor Steve Merrill. He served as Attorney General until 1997, when he stepped down, allowing Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen to nominate Philip McLaughlin. After serving as attorney general, Howard went back to private practice.
Federal judicial service
In September 2001, Howard was nominated to the U.S. 1st Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush. He was confirmed 99-0 by the U.S. Senate on April 23, 2002. He was Bush's only appointee to the First Circuit to be confirmed.
- Jeffrey R. Howard at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Department of Justice Profile
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit