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Larry McKinney

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Larry McKinney
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/20/1987-7/4/2009
Chief:   2001-2007
Senior:   7/4/2009-Present
Preceded by:   William Steckler
Succeeded by:   Jane Magnus-Stinson
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   South Bend, IN
Undergraduate:   MacMurray College, 1966
Law School:   Indiana U. School of Law, 1969

Larry McKinney is a federal judge serving the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Judge McKinney recently assumed senior status on July 4, 2009.[1][2]


McKinney graduated from MacMurray College with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and later graduated from Indiana Law with his J.D. in 1969.[2]

Professional career

McKinney began his legal career with the Indiana Attorney General's Office as deputy state attorney general from 1970 to 1971 before becoming a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Indiana from 1971 to 1979. McKinney served on the Johnson County Circuit Court from 1979 to 1987.[2]

Judicial career

Southern District of Indiana

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Dick Lugar, McKinney was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 5, 1987, to a seat vacated by Judge William Steckler as Steckler assumed senior status. McKinney was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 17, 1987, on a majority voice vote and received commission on July 20, 1987.[3] McKinney served as the chief judge of the Southern District of Indiana from 2001 to 2007.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Steckler
Southern District of Indiana
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Jane Magnus-Stinson

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