History of the Federal Judiciary


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Herndon, David R.
Born 1953 in Sedalia, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 23, 1998, to a seat vacated by William L. Beatty. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2007-present.

Education:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, B.A., 1974
Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Private practice, 1977-1991
Associate judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1991-1998

 

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