Billy Burrage

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Billy Burrage
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1T
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   6/9/1994 - 3/1/2001
Chief:   1996 - 2001
Preceded by:   Harold Cook
Succeeded by:   James Payne
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Durant, OK
Undergraduate:   Southeastern Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1971
Law School:   University of Oklahoma Law, J.D., 1974

Billy Michael Burrage (1950-present) was a federal judge on the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma.

Burrage was nominated simultaneously to all three Oklahoma District Courts by President Bill Clinton on March 9, 1994, to a seat vacated by Harold Cook; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 1994, and received commission the next day. He served as chief judge of the Eastern District from 1996 until his death on March 1, 2001.[1] Burrage was succeeded in this position by James Payne.

Early life and education

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1971
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1974[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Antlers, Oklahoma, 1974-1994[1]

Judicial career

Eastern, Northern, Western Districts of Oklahoma

Burrage was nominated simultaneously to all three Oklahoma District Courts by President Bill Clinton on March 9, 1994, to a seat vacated by Harold Cook; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 1994, and received commission the next day. He served as chief judge of the Eastern District from 1996 until his death on March 1, 2001.[1] Burrage was succeeded in this position by James Payne.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harold Cook
Eastern District of Oklahoma
1994–2001
Seat #1T
Succeeded by:
James Payne
Preceded by:
Harold Cook
Northern District of Oklahoma
1994–2001
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
James Payne
Preceded by:
Harold Cook
Western District of Oklahoma
1994–2001
Seat #1T
Succeeded by:
James Payne