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Holmes, Jerome A.

Born 1961 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 4, 2006, to a seat vacated by Stephanie K. Seymour. Confirmed by the Senate on July 25, 2006, and received commission on August 9, 2006. Served as chief judge, 2022-present.

Wake Forest University, B.A., 1983
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
Harvard University, M.P.A., 2000

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Wayne E. Alley, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1988-1990
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Holloway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1990-1991
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1991-1994
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Oklahoma, 1994-2005
Private practice, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2005-2006
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2022-present

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, February 14, 2006; nomination withdrawn by president, May 4, 2006