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Timothy B. Dyk

Timothy Dyk
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Assumed office
May 25, 2000
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Glenn Archer
Personal details
Born (1937-02-14) February 14, 1937
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University

Timothy Belcher Dyk (born February 14, 1937) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Education and early career

The son of noted women's suffragist and psychologist Ruth Belcher Dyk,[1] and Walter Dyk who studied and wrote about the Navajo Indians.[2] Dyk was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor's degree cum laude from Harvard College in 1958, and earned his law degree magna cum laude in 1961 from the Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the law review. Dyk clerked for retired United States Supreme Court Justices Stanley Reed and Harold Burton in 1961 and 1962, and clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1962-1963. From 1963 until 1964, Dyk completed a one-year assignment with the United States Department of Justice as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division.

Private practice

Dyk worked in private practice as an attorney in [4] After the Judicial Conference of the United States voted on September 20, 1994 to keep cameras out of federal courtrooms by ending a pilot program that had allowed cameras at civil trials and appeals in eight courts, Dyk told the Washington Post that "they appear to have slammed the door on a very important experiment, which, if it had been expanded, would have benefited people throughout the country."[5]

Federal judicial service

On April 6, 1998, President Bill Clinton nominated Dyk to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated by Glenn L. Archer, Jr.. With the U.S. Senate controlled by Republicans, Dyk's nomination languished for more than two years. The delay was due in part to some Republican senators' views that the Federal Circuit did not need another judge. Dyk was confirmed to his federal circuit seat by the U.S. Senate by a 74-25 vote on May 24, 2000.[6] He received his commission on May 25, 2000.


Dyk's wife, Sally Katzen, was the Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton administration.

External links


  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (2000-11-26), "Ruth Dyk, Champion of Women's Suffrage, Dies at 99",  
  2. ^ New York Times: "WEDDINGS; Caitlin Dyk and Alejandro Palacios" September 20, 1992,
  3. ^ Lewis, Nancy; Sawyer, Kathy (1987-06-04), "Shuttle Tape May be Released",  
  4. ^ Torry, Saundra (1990-09-13), "Federal Courts to Experiment With Televised Civil Trials", The Washington Post: A–2 
  5. ^ Biskupic, Joan (1994-09-21), "Federal Court Camera Ban Continued; Panel of Top U.S. Judges Breaks From Trend Taken By Majority of the States", The Washington Post: A–3 
  6. ^
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Preceded by
Glenn Archer
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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