David Herndon

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This page is about the federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. If you are looking for the page about the Georgia Municipal Court judge, see David Herndon (Georgia).
David Herndon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/22/1998 - Present
Chief:   2007 - Present
Preceded by:   William Beatty
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Sedalia, MO
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

A Missouri native, Herndon graduated from Southern Illnois University-Edwardsville with both his bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees in 1974 and 1977.[1]

Professional career

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.[1]

Judicial career

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.[1]

Congressional oath of office

On February 1, 2013, Herndon presided in the swearing in of two United States Representatives, William Enyart and Rodney Davis.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Beatty
Southern District of Illinois
1998–Current
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
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