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Margaret McKeown - 1972
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Judge Margaret McKeown was appointed to the United States Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Clinton and confirmed by the
U.S. Senate in 1998. Previously she was a partner in the Seattle and
Washington, D.C. offices of the law firm Perkins Coie. She was a White
House fellow from 1980 until 1981, serving as special assistant to the
Secretary of the Interior under the Carter administration.
Named one of the "50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in the United States" by the National Law Journal, McKeown earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University in 2005.
McKeown has served on the Judicial Conference of the United States Code of Conduct Committee and the American Law Institute, and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, among many other affiliations. She is also an adjunct professor at University of San Diego Law School.
McKeown serves on the boards of Volunteers of America and the Girl Scouts, which gave her its "Cool Women" award.
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