History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

Education:
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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