History of the Federal Judiciary


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Tinder, John Daniel
Born 1950 in Indianapolis, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by James E. Noland. Confirmed by the Senate on August 7, 1987, and received commission on August 10, 1987. Service terminated on December 21, 2007, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 17, 2007, to a seat vacated by Daniel A. Manion. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 2007, and received commission on December 21, 2007.

Education:
Indiana University, B.S., 1972
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Indiana, 1974
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Indiana, 1974-1977
Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1977-1984
Public defender, Marion County [Indiana] Criminal Court, 1977-1978
Chief trial deputy, Marion County [Indiana] Prosecutor's Office, 1979-1982
Adjunct professor, Indiana University School of Law, 1980-1988
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, 1984-1987

 

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