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Richard G. Stearns

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Born 1944 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 27, 1993, to a seat vacated by John Joseph McNaught. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993.

Stanford University, B.A., 1968
University of Oxford, Balliol College, M.Litt., political philosophy, 1971
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Special assistant, U.S. Sen. George McGovern, Massachusetts, 1972-1973
Speech writer, Lt. Gov. Thomas P. O'Neill III, Massachusetts, 1975-1976
Norfolk County [Massachusetts] District Attorney's Office, 1976-1982
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1982-1990
Associate justice, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1990-1993

Professional Experience
United States Attorney
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- Current
Associate justice
Massachusetts Superior Court
Assistant U.S. attorney
District of Massachusetts
Norfolk County [Massachusetts] District Attorney's Office
Speech writer
Lt. Gov. Thomas P. O'Neill III, Massachusetts
Special assistant
U.S. Sen. George McGovern, Massachusetts
Harvard University
J.D. (1976)
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University of Oxford, Balliol College
M.Litt. (1971) | political philosophy
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Stanford University
B.A. (1968)
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Websites & Blogs
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way - Suite 2300
Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: (617) 748-9152