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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Station:||Tampa Bay, FL|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||11/24/1993 - 8/1/2008|
|Senior:||8/1/2008 - Present|
|Preceded by:||William Castagna|
|Succeeded by:||Charlene Honeywell|
|Home State:||Tampa, FL.|
|Undergraduate:||Florida State University, B.A., 1964|
|Law School:||Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1977|
|Grad. School:||University of South Florida, Master's, 1968|
Susan C. Bucklew is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She joined the court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Bucklew is serving on senior status.
Early life and education
Born in Tampa, Florida, Bucklew graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida with her bachelor's degree in 1964 and later received a Master's degree from the University of South Florida in 1968. Bucklew obtained her Juris Doctor degree at Stetson University College of Law in 1977.
Bucklew was Staff Corporate Counsel for the Jim Walter Corporation from 1978 to 1982 before entering the judicial ranks in 1982 as a County Court Judge for Hillsborough County until 1986. Bucklew was appointed Circuit Court Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida where she served until 1993.
Middle District of Florida
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Bucklew was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida by President Bill Clinton on October 29, 1993 to a seat vacated by William Castagna. Bucklew was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 20, 1993 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 24, 1993. She assumed senior status on August 1, 2008. 
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Florida
Chief Judge: Anne Conway • Elizabeth Kovachevich • Steven Merryday • James Whittemore • John Steele • James S. Moody • Tim Corrigan • Virginia Covington • Marcia Howard • Mary Scriven • Sheri Chappell • Charlene Honeywell • Roy Bale Dalton, Jr.
Patricia Fawsett • George Young • Howell Melton • William Castagna • John Moore • William Hodges • George Sharp • Harvey Schlesinger • Susan Bucklew • Henry Adams • Richard Lazzara • John Antoon • Gregory Presnell •
|Magistrate judges||Thomas G. Wilson • Thomas McCoun, III • David A. Baker • Elizabeth Jenkins • Mark Pizzo • Karla Spaulding • Doug Frazier • Thomas Morris • Greg Kelley • James Klindt • Monte Richardson • Anthony E. Porcelli • Joel Toomey • Philip Lammens •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|