History of the Federal Judiciary


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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.

Education:
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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