History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hamilton, David Frank
Born 1957 in Bloomington, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 8, 1994, to a seat vacated by S. Hugh Dillin. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2008-2009. Service terminated on November 24, 2009, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 17, 2009, to a seat vacated by Kenneth F. Ripple. Confirmed by the Senate on November 19, 2009, and received commission on November 23, 2009.

Education:
Haverford College, B.A., 1979
Yale Law School, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Richard Cudahy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1983-1984
Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1984-1989, 1991-1994
Counsel, Gov. Evan Bayh, Indiana, 1989-1991

 

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