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Holmes, Sven Erik

Born 1951 in Grand Junction, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by James Oliver Ellison. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on November 21, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2003-2005. Service terminated on March 13, 2005, due to resignation.

Oklahoma City University School of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Business Administration
Harvard University, B.A., 1973
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1987

Professional Career:

Campaign coordinator, David Boren for Governor, Oklahoma, 1973-1975
Administrative assistant, Gov. David L. Boren, Oklahoma, 1975-1977
Law clerk, Hon. Thomas Brett, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1980-1981
Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981-1983
Executive director, Democrats for the 80's, 1983-1985
Special tax counsel, U.S. Sen. David L. Boren of Oklahoma, 1985
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1985-1987, 1989-1994
General counsel/staff director, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 1987-1989
Designated staff, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, 1987
Club counsel, Baltimore Orioles baseball team, 1989