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U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Oklahoma: Chief Judges

Eastern District of Oklahoma

Number of chief judges: 8
Rice, Eugene (1949-1963)
Morris, Joseph Wilson (1975-1978)
Seay, Frank Howell (1980-1996)
Payne, James H. (2002-2017)
White, Ronald A. (2017-present)

Western District of Oklahoma

Number of chief judges: 12

Northern District of Oklahoma

Number of chief judges: 10
Savage, Royce H. (1949-1961)
Barrow, Allen Edward (1962-1979)
Cook, Harold Dale (1979-1992)
Ellison, James O. (1992-1994)
Kern, Terence C. (1996-2003)
Holmes, Sven Erik (2003-2005)
Eagan, Claire (2005-2012)
Dowdell, John Edward (2019-present)

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