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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina|
|Station:||New Bern, NC|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||07/18/2003 - Present|
|Chief:||2004 - 2011|
|Preceded by:||James Fox|
|Past post:||Eastern District of North Carolina, Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||1995 - 2003|
|Home State:||Richmond, VA|
|Undergraduate:||Wake Forest U., B.A., 1984|
|Law School:||U. of Virginia Law, J.D., 1988|
Louise Flanagan is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Flanagan served as the Chief Judge of the Court highest administrative officer of the Court in conjunction with the Clerk of Court from 2004 - 2011.
Early life and education
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Flanagan graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North carolina in 1984 and later from the University of Virginia School of Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1988.
Flanagan was a law clerk for federal judge Malcolm Howard in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina from 1988 to 1989 before becoming a private practice attorney first, in the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1990 and then in North Carolina from 1990 to 1999.
Magistrate, Eastern District of North Carolina
In 1995, Flanagan was appointed to a four-year term as a Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and appointed to serve a consecutive eight-year term in 1999.
Eastern District of North Carolina
On the recommendation of North Carolina U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, Flanagan was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina by President George W. Bush on January 29, 2003 to a seat vacated by James Fox. Flanagan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 17, 2003 and received commission on July 18, 2003. Flanagan served as the Chief Judge from 2004 to 2011.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of North Carolina
|Magistrate judges||James Gates • William Webb • Robert Jones, Jr. •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|