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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 9, 1997


The President today nominated Ronald M. Gould to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Washington State, Barry G. Silverman to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Arizona, and Sam A. Lindsay to serve on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Mr. Gould, of Mercer Island, Washington, received his B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1973, he received his J.D. from the University of Michigan where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Following Law School, he served as a law clerk to Judge Wade H. McCree, Jr., Sixth Circuit from 1973 to 1974, and then from 1974 to 1975 as a clerk for Justice Potter Stewart, United States Supreme Court. In 1975, Gould joined the Law Firm of Perkins Coie as an associate and became a partner in 1981.

Judge Silverman, of Phoenix, Arizona, recieved his B.A. degree from Arizona State University in 1973, and his J.D. degree from Arizona State University College of Law in 1976. From 1976 to 1977, Judge Silverman was the Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix and served as the Deputy County Attorney from 1977 to 1979. Prior to being appointed a state Superior Court Judge in 1984, Judge Silverman served as the Superior Court Commissioner from 1979 to 1984. In 1995, he was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in Phoenix.

Mr. Lindsay, of Dallas, Texas, graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary's University in 1974, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1977. From 1977 to 1979, Mr. Lindsay was a staff attorney with the Texas Aeronautics Commission. Since 1979, he has served with the city Attorney's Office for the City of Dallas in various capacities, most recently as the City Attorney.