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Coughenour, John C.

Born 1941 in Pittsburgh, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 11, 1981, to a seat vacated by Morell E. Sharp. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1981, and received commission on September 28, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on July 27, 2006.

Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University), B.S., 1963
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:

Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1966-1981
Assistant professor of law, University of Washington, 1970-1973