S. Jay Plager

Senior Fellow

S. Jay Plager was appointed Circuit Judge by President George H. W. Bush in 1989. Prior to his appointment, Plager served in the Executive Office of the President from 1987 to 1989, as Associate Director of OMB and as the OIRA Administrator. He served as Counselor to the Under Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services from 1986 to 1987. Plager was Dean and Professor, Indiana University School of Law from 1977 to 1984. He was Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Illinois from 1964 to 1977, and from 1958 to 1964 was Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Florida. Plager was Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Law School from 1984 to 1985, Visiting Fellow, Trinity College, and Visiting Professor, Cambridge University in 1980, and Visiting Research Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin from 1967 to 1968. He also served on active duty in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Plager grew up in New Jersey, where he attended public schools. In 1952, he received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina, a J.D. in 1958 from the University of Florida, with high honors, where he was editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review, and in 1961 an LL.M. from Columbia University. He has three children. Plager assumed senior status in 2000.

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