Federal Judge Jeffrey Howard, PSC ’78, is Guest Speaker at PSU’s Constitution Day

September 22nd, 2011 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-U.S. 1st Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Howard addressed a large crowd at Plymouth State University’s Constitution Day activities September 20.

Jeffrey Howard
Judge Jeffrey Howard

Howard, a Claremont native, graduated from Plymouth State College in 1978 with a B.A., and he received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1981. PSU Criminal Justice Associate Professor Mark Fischler said Judge Howard’s appearance had a positive impact on students.

“Judge Howard gave us a great gift by sharing some behind the scenes insights into the life and job of being a Judge on the Circuit Court of Appeals, Fischler said. “He also gave our students the gift of knowing what they can do and become in their lives after attending PSU like he did.”

After law school, Howard was an attorney in the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, rising to become Deputy Attorney General. In 1989, he was appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush to become United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire.
In 1993, he left that position in 1993 to become the New Hampshire Attorney General, nominated by Republican Governor Steve Merrill. He served as Attorney General until 1997, when he stepped down, returning to private practice. In September 2001, Howard was nominated to the U.S. 1st Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2002. He was Bush’s only appointee to the First Circuit to be confirmed.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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