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Dowdell, John Edward

Born 1955 in Tulsa, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Barack Obama on February 29, 2012, to a seat vacated by Terence C. Kern. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 2012, and received commission on December 12, 2012. Served as chief judge, 2019-present.

Wake Forest University, B.A., 1978
University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. William J. Holloway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1981-1983
Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1983-2012