Judge Selya was appointed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in October 1986 and assumed senior status on December 31, 2006. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1955 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1958. He served as law clerk to Judge Edward W. Day of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island from 1958 to 1960. He worked in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island from 1960 to 1982, and served as a Judge on the Lincoln, Rhode Island Probate Court from 1965 to 1972. In 1982, Judge Selya was appointed U.S. District Judge for the District of Rhode Island, where he served until his appointment to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in 1986. Chambers phone number: (401) 752-7140.