C. Boyden Gray

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Background

C. Boyden Gray is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm Wilmer Cutler and Pickering. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1964; he earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School in 1968, first in his class. At the college, he served as Editor in Chief of The UNC Law Review.

In between 1965-1970 he served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

After graduating from UNC Law School, he clerked for Chief Justice Earl Warren (Supreme Court of the United States of America) for one year.

In 1969, he joined Wilmer Cutler and Pickering, becoming a partner in 1976.

In 1981 he was asked to serve as Legal Counsel to then Vice President and future President George Herbert Walker Bush. Other duties included serving as Counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, which was then chaired by Bush.

Gray later served as Director of the Office of Transition Counsel for the Bush transition team and then as Counsel to President Bush from 1989-2003.

In 1991, he became one of the creators of the 1991 Clean Air Act Amendments.

In 1993, after Bush did not win a second term, he returned to Wilmer Cutler and Pickering.

In 1997, he was a principal architect of FDA reform.

Gray is Chairman of the section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association, Chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy, a member of the Harvard University's Committee on University Development, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Scholarship Fund, St. Mark's School, and National Cathedral School.

He served on the Bush-Cheney Transition Department of Justice Advisory Committee. He received the Presidential Citizens Medal and the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University of North Carolina Law School.

In 2005, he served as a "Supreme Court analyst" to the FOX News network; Media Matters later reported on July 7, 2005 that it appeared that Gray had been "demoted" from the title "Supreme Court analyst" to "contributor" following a [letter Media Matters wrote on July 1, 2005] because he was involved in a group, Committee for Justice, which was an organization established "with the encouragement of White House senior advisor Karl Rove to support Bush's judicial nominees.

Sources

[Committee For Justice website biography]

[Media Matters article: C. Boyden Gray demoted from Fox News "Supreme Court analyst" to "contributor" following Media Matters letter]

[David Brock to Fox: Drop Gray as Supreme Court analyst]

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