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Federal judge named to Stanford Board of Trustees

STANFORD -- The Hon. Pamela Ann Rymer, a judge with the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, was elected to the Stanford University Board of Trustees at its Sept. 16-17 meeting.

Rymer, 50, currently sits on the appeals court in Pasadena, Calif.

A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Rymer received her bachelor's degree from Vassar in 1961 and her law degree from Stanford in 1964. After six years as an antitrust lawyer with the Los Angeles firm of Lillick, McHose & Charles, she was named a partner of the firm in 1972.

In 1975, she founded the firm of Toy & Rymer in Los Angeles. In 1983, President Reagan appointed her to the United States District Court. President Bush appointed her to the appeals court in 1989.

Rymer has served on the California Postsecondary Education Commission, the Los Angeles Olympic Citizens Advisory Commission, the faculty of the National Judicial College, and the Education Commission of States Task Force on State Policy and Independent Higher Education.

A life member of the Stanford Alumni Association, Rymer received the association's five-year service pin in 1976. She served on the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors from 1985 to 1991 and is active in many Law School alumni activities.



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