U.S. 1st Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Howard, ’78, to Speak at PSU’s Constitution Day Sept. 20

September 12th, 2011 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
U.S. 1st Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Howard will speak at Plymouth State University’s Constitution Day activities September 20 at 7 p.m. at Heritage Commons. 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 Professor Mark Fischler said Howard will speak about the meaning of the Constitution in today’s world.

“We are so fortunate to have Judge Howard come to our campus and share some of his wisdom and experience in dealing with the Constitution and it’s meanings on a daily basis,” said Fischler. “Judge Howard is one step away from the Supreme Court so the cases that he hears and faces have implications for all of us. We are lucky and excited to have him.”

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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