Gregory Van Tatenhove
|Gregory Van Tatenhove|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||1/5/2006 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Karl Forester|
|Home State:||Los Angeles, CA|
|Undergraduate:||Asbury College, B.A., 1982|
|Law School:||U. of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1989|
Gregory Frederick Van Tatenhove is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. 
Early life and education
Van Tatenhove started his legal career as a Law clerk for federal judge Eugene Siler in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 1989 to 1990. From 1990 to 1994, Van Tatenhove served as a Trial attorney for the US Department of Justice. In 1994, Van Tattenhove became Chief of staff & legal counsel for Kentucky Congressman Ron Lewis until 2001 when he was appointed by President George W. Bush as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2005.
Eastern District of Kentucky
On the recommendation of Senators Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell, Van Tatenhove was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 13, 2005 to a seat vacated by Karl Forester as Forester went on senior status. Van Tatenhove was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 21, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on January 5, 2006.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Kentucky
|Magistrate judges||Gregory Wehrman • Edward Atkins • Robert Wier • Candace Smith • Hanly Ingram •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|