Associate Justice S. Breyer

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, was born in San Francisco, California on 15 August  1938.

He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

He served as a law clerk to Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 Term, as a Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust, 1965 - 1967, as an Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973, as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1974 - 1975, and as Chief Counsel of the committee, 1979 - 1980.

He was an Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, 1967 - 1994, a Professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 1977 - 1980, and a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, Sydney, Australia and at the University of Rome.

From 1980 - 1990, he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its Chief Judge, 1990 - 1994. He also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990 - 1994, and of the United States Sentencing Commission, 1985 - 1989. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994.

He married Joanna Hare in 1967, and has three children - Chloe, Nell, and Michael.