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
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., judicial process, 2004

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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