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Patrick G. Murphy

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This article is about the U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois. If you are looking for another judge by this name, see Patrick Murphy.
Patrick G. Murphy
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   4/3/1998-12/1/2013
Chief:   2000-2007
Preceded by:   William Stiehl
Succeeded by:   Nancy J. Rosenstengel
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Carbondale, IL
Undergraduate:   Southern Illinois U., B.S., 1974
Law School:   Southern Illinois U. School of Law, J.D., 1978
Military service:   U.S. Marine Corps 1966 - 1969

Patrick G. Murphy was an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Murphy retired from the court on December 1, 2013.[1] After stepping down, he returned to private practice.[2]

Early life and education

After serving three years in the United States Marines from 1966 to 1969, Murphy graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with his bachelor's and J.D. degree in 1974 and 1978.[3]

Professional career

Murphy served as a private practice attorney in Marion, Illinois from 1978 to 1998.[3]

Judicial career

Southern District of Illinois

On the recommendation of Senators Carol Mosley Braun and Paul Simon, Murphy was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois by President Bill Clinton on July 31, 1997 to a seat vacated by William Stiehl. Murphy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 2, 1998 on a full Senate vote and received commission on April 3, 1998. Murphy served as chief judge of the court from 2000 to 2007.[3] Murphy left the court and returned to private practice on December 1, 2013

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Stiehl
Southern District of Illinois
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Nancy J. Rosenstengel

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