Catherine Perry

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Catherine Perry
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/7/1994 - Present
Chief:   2009 - Present
Preceded by:   Clyde Cahill
Past post:   Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1990 - 1994
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Hobart, OK
Undergraduate:   U. of Oklahoma, B.A., 1977
Law School:   Washington U. School of Law, J.D., 1980



Catherine D. Perry is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in Hobart, Oklahoma, Perry graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her bachelor's degree in 1977 and later from Washington University St. Louis School of Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1980.[1]

Professional career

Perry was a private practice attorney in Missouri from 1980 to 1990, and served as a Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington University St. Louis School of Law from 1981 to 1984, and again from 1991 to 1994.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Missouri

From 1990 to 1994, Perry served as a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.[1]

On the recommendation of Congressmen William Clay, Sr. and Dick Gephardt, Perry was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by President Bill Clinton on July 15, 1994, to a seat vacated by Clyde Cahill. Perry was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 6, 1994, on a Senate vote and received commission on October 7, 1994.[2]

Notable cases

Bogus jailhouse lawyer (2010)

  United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
     *USA v. Tedrick 4:09-cr-00476-CDP
Judge Perry was the presiding judge in the trial of Jeffrey Tedrick. Tedick was sentenced by Judge Perry to four years in prison on February 16, 2010 for his role in defrauding people by acting as a jailhouse lawyer. The judge's sentence was double over federal sentencing guidelines which called for a 21 to 27 month sentence.[3]


Congressional oath of office

On January 24, 2013, Perry administered the oath of office to Representative William Lacy Clay at the beginning of his new term.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Clyde Cahill
Eastern District of Missouri
1994–Current
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
NA


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