Arthur J. Gajarsa

Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC

Biography

Arthur J. Gajarsa '62 earned a B.S.E.E. from Rensselaer in 1962, an M.A. in Economics from Catholic University of America in 1964, and a J.D. from Georgetown University in 1967. He is a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC. He was appointed to this position by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1997. He has authored Recent Developments in Antitrust for the ABA in 1967-69, and The European Common Market Antitrust Laws, Catholic University, 1967. He has also published numerous articles on economics and law.

Gajarsa is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, Connecticut State Bar, Federal and American Bar Associations, and the Council for Excellence in Government. He is presently on the board of Advisors of Outward Bound U.S.A.; member of the Board of Directors at Georgetown University and Chairman of its Law Committee; and was on the board of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), serving as its president from 1989-1992 and its vice chairman from 1992 to 1995. He was a recipient of the Outward Bound Carabiner Award in 1992 and 1986, the John F. Kennedy American Heritage Award in 1974, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 1958. He was awarded the Order of Commendatore Medal by the Republic of Italy in 1995.

His Rensselaer affiliations have included membership in the Rensselaer Council, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board; Rensselaer Newman Foundation Board; Rensselaer New Century Campaign, Co-city Manager; and, the 1987-88 Patroon Gift Committee. The Rensselaer Alumni Association presented him the Alumni Key Award in 1993, the Albert Fox Demers Medal in 1999, and the Humanities & Social Sciences Fellows Award in 1996, and the Rensselaer Newman Foundation presented him its Sun and Balance Award in 1990. Gajarsa was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees in December of 1998. Gajarsa is a member of The George M. Low Society of Patroons of Rensselaer.

updated: 2008-10-16