History of the Federal Judiciary

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Kern, Terence C.
Born 1944 in Clinton, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 9, 1994, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 1994, and received commission on June 9, 1994. Served as chief judge, 1996-2003. Assumed senior status on January 4, 2010.

Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1966
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve, 1969-1975
General attorney, Division of Compliance, Bureau of Deceptive Practices, Federal Trade Commission, 1969-1970
Private practice, Ardmore, Oklahoma, 1970-1994


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