Amul Thapar

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Amul Thapar
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   1/4/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Hood
Personal History
Born:   1969
Hometown:   Detroit, MI
Undergraduate:   Boston College, B.S., 1991
Law School:   Boalt Hall School of Law, U. of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1994



Amul Roger Thapar is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Thapar was the first Indian American judge named to the federal judiciary.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Thapar graduated from Boston College with his bachelor's degree in 1991 and received his Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley in 1994.[2]

Professional career

Teaching career

  • 2002-2006: Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • 1995-1997: Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Law[2]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Kentucky

On the recommendation of Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, Thapar was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky by President George W. Bush on May 24, 2007, to a seat vacated by Joseph Hood as Hood assumed senior status. Thapar was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 13, 2007 and received commission on January 4, 2008.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Hood
Eastern District of Kentucky
2008–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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