Stephen G. Breyer, J.D.

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
United StatesStephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was born in San Francisco on August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967. They have three children, Chloe, Nell, and Michael. He is a graduate of Stanford University, Oxford University (Magdalen College), and Harvard Law School. During the United States Supreme Courtís 1964 Term he was law clerk to Justice Arthur J. Goldberg. In 1965-67 he worked as Special Assistant to the head of the Justice Departmentís Antitrust Division. From 1967 through 1980 he taught at Harvard University, as Professor of Law and at Harvardís Kennedy School of Government. He also worked as an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor (1973), as a Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee (1975), and as the Judiciary Committeeís Chief Counsel (1979-80). In 1980 he was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He became the Circuitís Chief Judge in 1990. He has also served as a Member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the United States Sentencing Commission. He has written books and articles in the field of administrative law and government regulation. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice, and he took office in August 1994.