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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||8/17/1992 - Present|
|Chief:||2001 - 2008|
|Preceded by:||Thomas Ballantine|
|Home State:||Boston, MA|
|Undergraduate:||Harvard College, A.B., 1970|
|Law School:||U. of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1976|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1970 - 1976|
John G. Heyburn II is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Heyburn served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 2001 to 2008.
Early life and education
Heyburn was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His father and grandfather were both attorneys. Heyburn graduated from Harvard University with his bachelor's degree in 1970. 
Western District of Kentucky
On the recommendation of Senator Mitch McConnell, Heyburn was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by President George H.W. Bush on March 20, 1992 to a seat vacated by Thomas Ballantine as Ballantine went on senior status. Heyburn was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 12, 1992 on a Senate vote and received commission on August 17, 1992.
Judicial Committees and Commissions
In 1994, Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Judge Heyburn to serve on the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. In January 1997, Judge Heyburn was appointed Chair of the Budget Committee and served in that capacity until December 2004.
In June 2007, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Judge Heyburn as Chair of the Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation. The Panel determines whether cases, including national class-actions, should be centralized in a single Judicial District for pretrial purposes.
- Judge Heyburn's Homepage
- Web site of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
- Web Site of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Heyburn
- John Heyburn's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Kentucky
|Magistrate judges||James Moyer • Robert Goebel • David King • Dave Whalin •|
|Former Article III judges||
Edward Johnstone • Walter Evans • Charles Dawson • Charles Harwood Moorman • Elwood Hamilton • Mac Swinford • Shackelford Miller • Eugene Siler • Charles Allen • Thomas Ballantine • Clifton Bratcher • Henry Brooks • James Gordon • Ronald Meredith • Roy Shelbourne •
|Former Chief judges|