History of the Federal Judiciary

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Van Bokkelen, Joseph S.
Born 1943 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Rodolfo Lozano. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 2007, and received commission on July 18, 2007.

Indiana University, B.A., 1966
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Deputy attorney general, State of Indiana, 1969-1970
Assistant attorney general, State of Indiana, 1971-1972
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Indiana, 1972-1975
Private practice, Indiana, 1975-2001
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, 2001-2007


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