Stephen Breyer

Recent Decisions by Justice Breyer

Biographical Data

Birth, Residence, and Family
Stephen Breyer was born August 15, 1938, in San Francisco, California, the son of Irving G. Breyer and Anne R. Breyer. He married Joanna Hare, September 4, 1967. They have three children: Chloe (born 1969); Nell (born 1971) and Michael (born 1974).
Attended public elementary and high schools (Lowell High School) in San Francisco; Stanford University, A.B. 1959, Great Distinction; Oxford University, Magdalen College, Marshall Scholar, B.A., 1st Class Honors, 1961; Harvard Law School, LL.B., magna cum laude, 1964, Harvard Law Review, articles editor.
Law Clerkship
Clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Goldberg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, 1964-1965.
Law Teaching
Harvard University; Assistant Professor, 1967-1970; Professor of Law, 1970-1980; Professor, Kennedy School of Government, 1977-1980; Lecturer, 1980-present. Visiting Professor, College of Law, Sydney, Australia, 1975; University of Rome, 1993.
Judicial Offices
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, December 10, 1980 (nominated by President Carter); Chief Judge, 1990-1994; Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, August 3, 1994 (nominated by President Clinton); Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990-1994; Member, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1989.
Government Service
Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust), Department of Justice, 1965-1967; Assistant Special Prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973; Special Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Administrative Practices, 1974-1975; Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1979-1980.
Published Works
Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation (Harvard University Press (1993), Regulation and Its Reform (Harvard University Press (1982), Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy (Little Brown 3rd ed. 1992) (with Richard Stewart); The Federal Power Commission and the Regulation of Energy (with Paul MacAvoy) (Brookings 1974). Has contributed numerous articles to legal journals primarily on the subjects of administrative law and economic regulation.
Civic and Professional Activities
Trustee: University of Massachusetts (1974-1981); Trustee: Dana Farber Cancer Institute (1977-____); Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Law Institute, American Bar Association.
Bicycling, jogging, cooking and reading.
September 1994

Source: U.S. Supreme Court