History of the Federal Judiciary

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Brooks, Gene Edward
Born June 21, 1931, in Griffin, IN
Died April 19, 2004, in Evansville, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 27, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1979, and received commission on October 5, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1987-1994. Service terminated on December 31, 1996, due to retirement.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Indiana, 1973-1979

Indiana State University, B.S., 1953
Indiana University School of Law -- Bloomington (now Maurer School of Law), LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, 1953-1955
Private practice, Mount Vernon, Indiana, 1958-1968
Prosecutor, Mount Vernon, Indiana, 1959-1968
Referee in bankruptcy, Southern District of Indiana, 1968-1973
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