History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Alabama

   Judges of the Northern District of Alabama
Bowdre, Karon O.
Born 1955 in Montgomery, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Sam C. Pointer, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 2001, and received commission on November 8, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.

Samford University, B.A., 1977
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. J. Foy Guin, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1981-1982
Private practice, Alabama, 1982-1990
Professor of law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1990-2001

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, August 2, 2001; no Senate vote


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