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Nomination of Alex Kozinski To Be a Judge of the United States Claims Court

August 09, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alex Kozinski, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Claims Court for a term of 15 years. This is a new position created by Public Law 97-164.

Since June 1981, Mr. Kozinski has served as Special Counsel for the Merit Systems Protection Board. Prior to his appointment as Special Counsel, he was Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, in 1981; deputy legal counsel, office of President-elect Reagan, 1980-1981; an associate of Covington & Burling, 1979-1981; an associate with the firm Forry, Golbert, Singer & Gelles, 1977-1979; a law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, U.S. Supreme Court, 1976-1977; and a law clerk to Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975-1976.

He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (A.B., 1972) and the University of California at Los Angeles Law School (J.D., 1975). He is married and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born July 23, 1950.

Note: On August 10, the White House announced that the President planned to designate Mr. Kozinski as Chief Judge following his confirmation and appointment.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Alex Kozinski To Be a Judge of the United States Claims Court Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245908