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James Payne

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James Payne
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1T
Station:   Oklahoma City, OK
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   10/24/2001 - Present
Chief:   2002 - Present (EOK)
Preceded by:   Billy Burrage
Past post:   Eastern District of Oklahoma, Magistrate
Past term:   1988 - 2001
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Lubbock, TX
Undergraduate:   University of Oklahoma, B.S., 1963
Law School:   University of Oklahoma Law, J.D., 1966
Military service:   U.S. Air Force 1966-1970, Reserves 1975-1992
James H. Payne is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Payne also serves on reserve Duty for the Districts of Northern Oklahoma and Western Oklahoma. Payne served as Chief Judge of the court from October 27, 2002 to March 2012.[1]

Education

A Texas native, Payne graduated from University of Oklahoma with his bachelor's degree in 1963, and his Juris Doctor in 1966.[1]

Professional career

Military service

  • U.S. Air Force, 1966-1970
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1975-1992[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Oklahoma, Magistrate

Payne was appointed by former Chief, now Senior Judge Frank Seay, in 1988 as a federal magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Payne served in this role until 2001.

Eastern, Northern, Western Districts of Oklahoma

On September 4, 2001, on the recommendation of Senators James Inhofe and Don Nickles, Payne was nominated by President George W. Bush as a federal judge for the Districts of Eastern, Western, and Northern Oklahoma. He was confirmed by the Senate on October 23, 2001, and received commission on October 24, 2001. He is primarily a judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and has served as the chief judge of that court since 2002.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Billy Burrage
Eastern District of Oklahoma
2001–Current
Seat #1T
Succeeded by:
NA
Preceded by:
Billy Burrage
Northern District of Oklahoma
2001–Current
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
NA
Preceded by:
Billy Burrage
Western District of Oklahoma
2001–Current
Seat #1T
Succeeded by:
NA