History of the Federal Judiciary


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Suko, Lonny R.
Born 1943 in Spokane, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by William Fremming Nielsen. Confirmed by the Senate on July 15, 2003, and received commission on July 16, 2003. Served as chief judge, 2009-2011. Assumed senior status on November 1, 2013.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1971-1991 (part-time)
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1995-2003

Education:
Washington State University, B.A., 1965
University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Charles L. Powell, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1968-1969
Private practice, Yakima, Washington, 1969-1995

 

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