History of the Federal Judiciary

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Dowdell, John Edward
Born 1955 in Tulsa, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Barack Obama on February 29, 2012, to a seat vacated by Terence C. Kern. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 2012, and received commission on December 12, 2012.

Wake Forest University, B.A., 1978
University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Holloway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1981-1983
Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1983-2012


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