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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||3/6/1998 - Present|
|Chief:||2009 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Gene Brooks|
|Home State:||Davenport, IA|
|Undergraduate:||Drake U., B.A., 1975|
|Law School:||George Mason U. School of Law, J.D., 1980|
Richard Young is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
Young was a private practice attorney in Indiana from 1980 to 1990. Young served as a Public Defender for the Vanderburgh County from 1983 to 1985 and also served as Corporation counsel for the City of Evansville from 1985 to 1987. Young was a Circuit Court Judge in the Vanderburgh County Circuit Court from 1990 to 1998.
Southern District of Indiana
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, Young was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana by President Bill Clinton on July 15, 1997 to a seat vacated by Gene Brooks as Brooks assumed senior status. Young was confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1998 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 6, 1998. 
- List of judges of the Southern District of Indiana
- Judge Richard Young Federal Judicial Center Biography
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Indiana
|Magistrate judges||Tim Baker • Kennard P. Foster • William G. Hussman • Michael Naville • Craig McKee • Debra McVicker Lynch • Denise LaRue • Mark Dinsmore •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|