History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Siler, Eugene Edward Jr.
Born 1936 in Williamsburg, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Nominated by Gerald Ford on September 19, 1975, to a seat vacated by Mac Swinford. Confirmed by the Senate on November 11, 1975, and received commission on November 13, 1975. Service terminated on September 20, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Nominated by Gerald Ford on September 19, 1975, to a seat vacated by Mac Swinford. Confirmed by the Senate on November 11, 1975, and received commission on November 13, 1975. Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Service terminated on September 20, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on June 19, 1991, to a seat vacated by Harry Walker Wellford. Confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1991, and received commission on September 16, 1991. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2001.

Education:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1958
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1963
Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) Law Center, LL.M., 1964

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy midshipman, 1957
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1958-1983
Private practice, Williamsburg, Kentucky, 1964-1970
County attorney, Whitley County, Kentucky, 1965-1970
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1970-1975

 

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