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Thompson, Ralph Gordon

Born 1934 in Oklahoma City, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Gerald Ford on September 24, 1975, to a seat vacated by Stephen S. Chandler, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on October 9, 1975, and received commission on October 14, 1975. Served as chief judge, 1986-1993. Assumed senior status on December 16, 1999. Service terminated on August 6, 2007, due to retirement.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1990-1997

University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., 1956
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1961

Professional Career:

U.S. Air Force lieutenant, 1957-1960
U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel, 1961-1987
Private practice, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1961-1975
State representative and assistant minority (Republican) leader, Oklahoma, 1966-1970
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1998-2000