History of the Federal Judiciary

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Haik, Richard T.
Born 1950 in Lafayette, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on April 11, 1991, to a seat vacated by John M. Duhe, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 1991, and received commission on May 30, 1991. Served as chief judge, 2002-2009. Assumed senior status on March 6, 2015. Service terminated on January 15, 2016, due to retirement.

University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette), B.S., 1971
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Iberia, Louisiana, 1975-1984
Louisiana National Guard, 1971-1978
U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1980-1984
Judge, Louisiana District Court, 1984-1991


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