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Glenn LeRoy Archer

Glenn LeRoy Archer, American federal judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1954.


  • Archer, Glenn LeRoy was born on March 21, 1929 in Densmore, Kansas, United States. Son of Glenn LeRoy and Ruth Agnes (Ford) Archer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1951. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1954.


    • Associate Hamel, Park, McCabe & Saunders, Washington, 1956—1960, partner, 1960—1981. Assistant attorney general United States Department Justice, 1981-1985. Circuit judge United States Court Appeals (federal circuit), 1985-1994, chief judge, 1994-1997, senior circuit judge, since 1997.

      First lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps United States Air Force, 1954-1956.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1954.


    God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


    • Married Carole J. Thomas, 1990. Children: Susan, Sharon, Glenn, Thomas.
    • father: Glenn LeRoy Archer
    • mother: Ruth Agnes (Ford) Archer
    • spouse: Carole J. Thomas
    • children: Susan Archer
    • Sharon Archer
    • Glenn Archer
    • Thomas Archer
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    Born March 21, 1929