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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||10/17/1988 - Present|
|Chief:||1991 - 1998|
|Preceded by:||David Sentelle|
|Undergraduate:||Davidson College, B.A., 1963|
|Law School:||University of North Carolina Law, J.D., 1968|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1959-1965, Army Reserves 1965-1969|
Richard Vorhees is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. He joined the Court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.
Early life and education
Born in Syracuse, New York, Voorhees graduated from Davidson College with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1968. Voorhees served as a Cadet in the United States Army R.O.T.C. from 1959 to 1963 and also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1963 to 1965. Voorhees was a Captain in the United States Army Reserves from 1965 to 1969.
Western District of North Carolina
On the recommendation of North Carolina U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, Voorhees was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina by President Ronald Reagan on July 31, 1987 to a seat vacated by David Sentelle as Sentelle was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Voorhees was confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1988 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 17, 1988. Voorhees served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1991 to 1998.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of North Carolina
David Kessler • Dennis Howell • David Cayer •
|Former Article III judges||
|Former Chief judges|