Brian Stewart

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Brian Stewart
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Utah
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/11/1999 - Present
Chief:   2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Thomas Greene
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Logan, UT
Undergraduate:   Utah State U., B.S., 1972
Law School:   University of Utah Law, J.D.
Brian "Ted" Stewart is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Stewart joined the court in November 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to appointment, Stewart was a Chief of Staff to former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Logan, Utah, Stewart graduated with a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in 1972 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in 1975.[1]

Professional career

Stewart was a private practice attorney in Utah from 1974 to 1980. In 1980, Stewart moved to Washington, DC and served as a Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch in 1980 and also served as a Staff Assistant to Congressman James Hansen of Utah from 1981 to 1985. From 1985 to 1992, Stewart served as Commissioner of the Utah Public Service Commission. Stewart was the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce in 1992, and the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources from 1993 to 1998. From 1998 to 1999, Stewart served as Chief of Staff to former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt.[1] In 1997, Stewart was also a visiting Professor at Weber State University.[2]

Judicial career

District of Utah

Stewart was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Utah by President Bill Clinton on July 27, 1999, to a seat vacated by Thomas Greene. Stewart was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 5, 1999, and received his commission on November 11, 1999.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas Greene
District of Utah
1999–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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