Eugene Siler

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Eugene Siler
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   9/16/1991 - 12/31/2001
Senior:   12/31/2001 - Present
Preceded by:   Harry Walker Wellford
Past post:   Eastern District of Kentucky
Past chief:   1984 - 1991
Past term:   11/13/1975 - 9/20/1991
Past position:   Seat #2
Past post 2:   Western District of Kentucky
Past term 2:   11/13/1975 - 9/20/1991
Past position 2:   Seat #2
Personal History
Born:   1936
Undergraduate:   Vanderbilt U., B.A., 1958
Law School:   University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1963
Grad. School:   Georgetown U. Law Center, LL.M., 1964
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1957 - 1983

Eugene Edward Siler, Jr. (b. 1936) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Siler is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

Born in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Siler received his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1958, his LL.B from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1963, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1964.[1]

Siler served as a U.S. Navy Midshipman in 1957 with the United States Navy, and as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1958 to 1983.[1]

Professional career

Siler was a private practice attorney in Williamsburg, Kentucky from 1964 to 1970. From 1965 to 1970, Siler served as the County Attorney for Whitley County, Kentucky, before being assuming appointment as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky until 1975.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Kentucky

Siler was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by Gerald Ford on September 19, 1975, to a seat vacated by Mac Swinford. Siler was confirmed by the Senate on November 11, 1975, and received commission on November 13, 1975.[1] Siler was succeeded in this position by Jennifer Coffman.

Eastern District of Kentucky

Siler was also nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky by Gerald Ford on September 19, 1975, to a seat vacated by Mac Swinford. Siler was confirmed by the Senate on November 11, 1975, and received commission on November 13, 1975. Siler served as Chief Judge of the Court from 1984-1991.[1]

Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Siler was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by George H.W. Bush on June 19, 1991, to a seat vacated by Harry Wellford. Siler was confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1991, and received commission on September 16, 1991. Siler assumed senior status on December 31, 2001.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Mac Swinford
Western District of Kentucky
1975–1991
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Jennifer Coffman
Preceded by:
Mac Swinford
Eastern District of Kentucky
1975–1991
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Jennifer Coffman
Preceded by:
Harry Wellford
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
1991–present
Succeeded by:
John M. Rogers