John Dowdell

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John E. Dowdell
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   95-0
Active:   12/11/2012-Present
Preceded by:   Terence Kern
Past post:   Adjunct Settlement Judge
Past term:   1999-2012
Personal History
Born:   1955
Hometown:   Tulsa, OK
Undergraduate:   Wake Forest U., B.A., 1978
Law School:   University of Tulsa Law, J.D., 1981

John E. Dowdell is a judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He joined the court in 2012 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. At the time of nomination, Dowdell was a partner in the firm Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Dowdell, P.C.[1]

Early life and education

Dowdell received his J.D. in 1981 from the University of Tulsa School of Law and his B.A. in 1978 from Wake Forest University.[1]

Professional career

Dowdell worked with the law firm of Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Dowdell, P.C. from 1987 until 2012. From 1999 until 2012 he also served on a pro bono basis as an Adjunct Settlement Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. From 1981 to 1983 Dowdell served as a law clerk for the Honorable William Holloway Jr. of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. [1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Oklahoma

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:John Dowdell
 Court:Northern District of Oklahoma
 Progress:Confirmed 286 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:February 29, 2012
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:May 9, 2012
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:June 7, 2012 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 11, 2012
 Vote: 95-0

President Obama nominated John Dowdell to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma to fill the seat vacated by Terence Kern.[2] Obama commented on the nomination, stating, "I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench. They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court."[3]

Dowdell was rated Substantial Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified by the ABA. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 9, 2012 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[4]

On December 11, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed Dowdell to an Article III post for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma with a vote of 95-0.[5][6]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Terence Kern
Northern District of Oklahoma
2012–Present
Succeeded by:
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