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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||05/30/1991 - Present|
|Chief:||2002 - 2009|
|Preceded by:||John Duhe, Jr.|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Southwest Louisiana, B.S., 1971|
|Law School:||Loyola Law, J.D., 1975|
|Military service:||U.S. Army, Reserves 1980 - 1984|
Richard T. Haik, Sr. is currently serving as a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Lake Charles, Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish). He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Haik is the Chief Judge of the Court.
Early life and education
A native of Louisiana, Haik graduated from the University of Southwest Louisiana with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and later graduated from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1975. Haik served in the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1971 to 1978 and served in the Army Reserve as a Captain from 1980 to 1984.
Western District of Louisiana
Haik was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on April 11, 1991 to a seat vacated by John Duhe, Jr. as Duhe was elevated in the ranks of the Federal Judiciary as he received a nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Haik was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 1991 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 30, 1991. Haik has served as Chief Judge of the Court since 2002.
- Website of the Western District of Louisiana federal courts
- Interview with Judge Haik
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Haik
- Judge Haik's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
John Duhe, Jr.
|Western District of Louisiana
|Magistrate judges||James Kirk • C. Michael Hill • Kathleen Kay • Karen Hayes • Mark Hornsby • Patrick Hanna •|
|Former Article III judges||
John Dick • Thomas Bolling Robertson • Samuel Hadden Harper • Philip Kissick Lawrence • Theodore Howard McCaleb • Henry Boyce • Alexander Boarman • John Duhe • W. Eugene Davis • George Whitfield Jack • Gaston Porterie • Benjamin Dawkins, Jr. • Benjamin Dawkins, Sr. • Edwin Hunter • F.A. Little • Richard Putnam • Nauman Scott • John Shaw • Earl Veron •
|Former Chief judges|