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Lawrence M. Baskir

Lawrence M. Baskir, American Lawyer. Bar: New York State 1963, District of Columbia 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968. Ford Foundation grantee, 1975-1977. Member American Civil Liberties Union.


Lawrence M. Baskir was born in Brooklyn, New York, receiving a A.B., magna cum laude, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1959 followed by an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1962.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1959;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1962.


He was a United States Army Reserve first lieutenant in the JAG Corps from 1963-1968. Baskir than joined the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 1965 and served till 1967 and then resumed service from 1969-1974 while becoming chief counsel and staff director from 1969-1974. He then was chief executive officer of the Presidential Clemency Board for The White House from 1974-1975.

Baskir joined the Vietnam Project as a research professor and director at the University of Norte Dame Law School from 1975-1977. He was the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the United States Army from 1994-1998. On January 7, 1997, Baskir was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States Court of Federal Claims vacated by Reginald W. Gibson.

Baskir was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received his commission on October 22, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2000 to 2002, and assumed senior status on April 2, 2013.


Member American Civil Liberties Union.


Married Marna S. Tucker, May 13, 1973. Children: Cecily Elizabeth, Micah Tucker.