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Seabright, J[ohn] Michael
Born 1959 in Wheeling, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Nominated by George W. Bush on February 14, 2005, to a seat vacated by Alan C. Kay. Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 2005, and received commission on April 28, 2005. Served as chief judge, 2015-present.

Tulane University, B.A., 1981
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1984

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hawaii, 1984-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1987-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Hawaii, 1990-2005; supervisory assistant U.S. attorney, 2001-2005
Adjunct professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1999, 2000, 2002

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, September 15, 2004; no Senate vote


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