History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Sedwick, John W.
Born 1946 in Kittanning, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 2, 1992, to a seat vacated by Andrew J. Kleinfeld. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1992, and received commission on October 9, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2002-2009. Assumed senior status on March 13, 2011.

Education:
Dartmouth College, B.A., 1968
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force sergeant, 1969-1971
Private practice, Anchorage, Alaska, 1972-1981, 1982-1992
Director, Division of Land and Water Management, Department of Natural Resources, State of Alaska, 1981-82

 

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