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Howard McKibben

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Howard McKibben
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/4/1984 - 4/1/2005
Chief:   1997 - 2002
Senior:   4/1/2005 - Present
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Brian Sandoval
Personal History
Born:   1940
Hometown:   Virginia, IL
Undergraduate:   Bradley U., B.S., 1962
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1967
Grad. School:   U. of Pittsburgh, M.P.A., 1964

Howard McKibben is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. He joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. McKibben is a judge serving on senior status.

Early life and education

McKibben graduated from Bradley University based in Peoria, IL with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with his master's degree in Public Affairs in 1964. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with his J.D. in 1967.

Professional career

McKibben was a private practice atoorney licensed in the State of Nevada from 1967 to 1971. In 1971, McKibben became a Deputy district attorney for Douglas County from 1969 to 1971 then became lead District attorney for Douglas County from 1971 to 1977. In 1977, McKibben became a district court judge in the Ninth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1984.

Judicial career

District of Nevada

McKibben was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 28, 1984 to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333 which was approved by Congress.[1] McKibben was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 4, 1984 on a senate vote and received commission on October 4, 1984. McKibben served as the chief judge of the court from 1997 to 2002 before later assuming senior status on April 1, 2005.

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Preceded by:
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Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Brian Sandoval

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