History of the Federal Judiciary

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Thompson, Ralph Gordon
Born 1934 in Oklahoma City, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Gerald Ford on September 24, 1975, to a seat vacated by Stephen S. Chandler, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 9, 1975, and received commission on October 14, 1975. Served as chief judge, 1986-1993. Assumed senior status on December 16, 1999. Service terminated on August 6, 2007, due to retirement.

University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., 1956
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1961

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force lieutenant, 1957-1960
U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel, 1961-1987
Private practice, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1961-1975
State representative and assistant minority (Republican) leader, Oklahoma, 1966-1970


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