Frank Whitney

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Frank Whitney
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Station:   Charlotte, NC
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   06/05/2006 - Present
Chief:   6/2/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Brent McKnight
Personal History
Born:   1959
Hometown:   Charlotte, NC
Undergraduate:   Wake Forest U., B.A., 1982
Law School:   U. of North Carolina Law, J.D., 1987
Grad. School:   U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.B.A., 1987
Military service:   U.S. Army Reserves 1982-Present



Frank Whitney the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Whitney was elevated to the position of Chief Judge on June 2, 2013.[1]

Early life and education

A native of North Carolina, Whitney graduated from Wake Forest University with his bachelor's degree in 1982 and later graduated from the University of North Carolina with his Juris Doctorate and master's in Business Administration degree in 1987. Whitney has served as a reservist in the US Army since 1982.

Professional career

Whitney started out as a private practice attorney licensed in the District of Columbia from 1987 to 1988 and 1989-1990. From 1988 to 1989, Whitney was a Law Clerk for Federal Appeals Judge David Sentelle in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1988 to 1989. In 1990, Whitney joined the US Attorney's Office as a Assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from 1990 to 2001 before re-enetering into private practice work licensed in the State of North Carolina from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, Whitney was nominated by President George W. Bush as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina serving as the Lead Federal Prosecutor for the Eastern Region of North Carolina until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2006.

Judicial career

Western District of North Carolina

On the recommendation of North Carolina U.S. Senator E;izabeth Dole, Whitney was nominated by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2006 to a seat vacated by Brent McKnight as McKnight died while in Judicial Service.[2] Whitney was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2006 on a Senate vote and received commission on July 5, 2006.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Brent McKnight
Western District of North Carolina
2006–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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