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Der-Yeghiayan, Samuel

Born 1952 in Aleppo, Syria

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 5, 2003, to a seat vacated by Marvin E. Aspen. Confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 2003, and received commission on July 15, 2003. Service terminated on February 17, 2018, due to retirement.

Evangel University, B.A., 1975
Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law), J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Attorney, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-2000; acting district director, 1986-1987
Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-2003