Claire Eagan

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Claire Eagan
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Station:   Tulsa, OK
Alternative court:   United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Alternative term:   2/13/2013 - 5/18/2019
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   10/24/2001 - Present
Chief:   2005 - Present
Preceded by:   Thomas R. Brett
Past post:   Northern District of Oklahoma, Magistrate
Past term:   1998-2001
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Bronx, NY
Undergraduate:   Trinity College, B.A., 1972
Law School:   Fordham Law, J.D., 1976



Claire Eagan is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Eagan is also the Chief Judge of the Court serving as the Court's highest administrative officer in conjunction with the Clerk of Court. She joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Eagan was a magistrate judge for the district.[1]

Early life and education

Born in the Bronx, New York, Eagan graduated from Trinity College in Washington, DC with her bachelor's degree in 1972 and from Fordham University Law School with her Juris Doctor degree in 1976.[1]

Professional career

Eagan was a law clerk to former federal judge Allen Barrow in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma from 1976 to 1978. From 1978 to 1998, Eagan was a private practice attorney in Oklahoma.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Oklahoma, Magistrate

Eagan was a magistrate judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma from 1998-2001.

Northern District of Oklahoma

On September 4, 2001, on the recommendation of Senators James Inhofe and Don Nicles, Eagan was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma by President George W. Bush to a seat vacated by Thomas Rutherford Brett. Eagan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 23, 2001 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 24, 2001.[2] Eagan has served as the Chief Judge of the Court since 2005.[1]

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Eagan was appointed to the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on February 13, 2013.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas R. Brett
Northern District of Oklahoma
2001–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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