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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||10/22/1998 - Present|
|Chief:||2007 - Present|
|Preceded by:||William Beatty|
|Undergraduate:||Southern Illinois U. at Edwardsville, B.A., 1974|
|Law School:||Southern Illinois U. School of Law, J.D., 1977|
David R. Herndon is the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
Herndon was a private practice attorney from 1977 till 1991 before being an Associate Circuit court judge for the Illinois third judicial circuit from 1991 to 1998.
Northern District of Illinois
On the recommendation of Senators Paul Simon and Carol Mosley Braun, Herndon was nominated by President Bill Clinton on April 23, 1998, to a seat vacated by William Beatty. Herndon was confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998 and received commission on October 22, 1998.
Congressional oath of office
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Illinois
|Magistrate judges||Philip Frazier • Clifford Proud • Donald Wilkerson •|
|Former Article III judges||
Patrick G. Murphy • James Foreman • William Juergens • William Beatty • Robert Morgan • Samuel Hubbel Treat • William Joshua Allen • J. Otis Humphrey • Louis FitzHenry • Charles Guy Briggle • James Earl Major • Jackson Adair • James Ackerman • Frederick Mercer • Omer Poos • Paul Riley • Harlington Wood •
|Former Chief judges|