Brian Stewart

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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Utah
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/11/1999-9/1/2014
Chief:   2011-9/1/2014
Senior:   9/2/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Thomas Greene
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Logan, UT
Undergraduate:   Utah State University, 1972
Law School:   University of Utah Law, 1975

Brian "Ted" Stewart is an Article III federal judge on senior status 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] Stewart assumed senior status on September 1, 2014. He served as the court's chief judge from 2011 until taking senior status.[2]

Early life and education

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

Professional career

  • 1998-1999: Chief of staff, Governor Mike Leavitt
  • 1997: Visiting professor, Weber State University
  • 1994-1998: Visiting professor, Utah State University
  • 1993-1998: Executive director, Utah Department of Natural Resources
  • 1992: Executive director, Utah Department of Commerce
  • 1991: Visiting professor, Utah State University
  • 1985-1992: Commissioner, Utah Public Service Commission
  • 1981-1985: Administrative assistant, United States Representative James V. Hansen, Utah
  • 1980: Assistant, United States Senator Orrin Hatch, Utah
  • 1975-1980: Attorney in private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah[1][3]

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.[4] He served as the chief judge of the court from 2011 until 2014. He transitioned to senior status on September 2, 2014.[2]

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