Neil McGill Gorsuch is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was nominated by George W. Bush on May 10, 2006, and confirmed by the Senate on July 20, 2006. He is the son of Anne Burford, the first female head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Judge Gorsuch, a native of Denver, is a graduate of Harvard Law School (cum laude) and holds a Doctorate in Legal Philosophy from Oxford University. After clerking for a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, he was chosen to be a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. After gaining extensive experience in litigating complex cases in federal court while in private practice, Mr. Gorsuch was named Principal Deputy to the Associate Attorney General of the United States. He is the son of former Environmental Protection Agency Director Anne Gorsuch.
- Columbia University, B.A., 1988
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991
- Oxford University, D.Phil., 2004
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