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Voorhees, Richard Lesley

Born 1941 in Syracuse, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 31, 1987, to a seat vacated by David B. Sentelle. Confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1988, and received commission on October 17, 1988. Served as chief judge, 1991-1998. Assumed senior status on August 31, 2017.

Davidson College, B.A., 1963
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:

U.S. Army cadet, ROTC, 1959-1963
U.S. Army lieutenant, Signal Corps, 1963-1965
U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1965-1969
Private practice, Gastonia, North Carolina, 1968-1988