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.

Education:
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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