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Frederick Van Sickle

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Frederick Van Sickle
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   5/14/1991 - 5/1/2008
Chief:   2000 - 2005
Senior:   5/1/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   Rosanna Peterson
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Superior, WI
Undergraduate:   University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1965
Law School:   University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1968
Military service:   U.S. Army 1968-1970 First Lieutenant, JAG Corps

Frederick L. Van Sickle is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Wisconsin, Van Sickle graduated from the University of Wisconsin with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1968. Van Sickle also served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant in the JAG Corps from 1968 to 1970.[1]

Professional career

Van Sickle began his legal career as a prosecuting attorney in Douglas County from 1971 to 1975 and also served as a private practice licensed in the State of Washington from 1970 to 1975. Van Sickle also served as a Superior Court Judge, in Grant and Douglas Counties from 1975 to 1979 and in Chelan and Douglas Counties from 1979 to 1992.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Washington

Van Sickle was nominated by President George Bush on March 21, 1991 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Van Sickle was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 9, 1991 on a senate vote and received commission on May 14, 1991. Van Sickle served as the chief judge of the court from 2000 to 2005 and assumed senior status on May 1, 2008.[1][2] Van Sickle was succeeded in this position by Rosanna Peterson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Eastern District of Washington
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Rosanna Peterson