History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Simpson, Charles Ralph III
Born 1945 in Cleveland, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 6, 1986, to a seat vacated by Charles M. Allen. Confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 1986, and received commission on August 4, 1986. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001. Assumed senior status on February 1, 2013.

Education:
University of Louisville, B.A., 1967
University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1971-1986
Part-time staff counsel, Jefferson County [Kentucky] Judge/Executive, 1978-1984
Alcoholic beverage control administrator, Jefferson County [Kentucky], 1983-1984
City clerk, Rolling Fields, Kentucky, 1985-1986

 

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