History of the Federal Judiciary

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Breen, J. Daniel
Born 1950 in Jackson, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Julia Smith Gibbons. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 2003, and received commission on March 14, 2003. Served as chief judge, 2013-2017. Assumed senior status on March 18, 2017.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1991-2003

Spring Hill College, B.A., 1972
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Private practice, Jackson, Tennessee, 1975-1991

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, October 10, 2002; no Senate vote


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