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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma|
|Station:||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||3/25/1991 - Present|
|Chief:||2001 - 2008|
|Preceded by:||104 Stat. 5089|
|Past post:||Western District of Oklahoma, Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||1986 - 1991|
|Undergraduate:||University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1970|
|Law School:||University of Oklahoma Law, J.D., 1977|
|Grad. School:||Central State U., Oklahoma, M.Ed., 1974|
Early life and education
Born in Edmond, Oklahoma, Cauthron graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her bachelor's degree in 1970 and her Juris Doctor degree in 1977. Cauthron also earned a Master's degree in 1974 from Oklahoma Central State University.
Cauthron was a law clerk for the Honorable Ralph Thompson in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, Cauthron was Staff Attorney for Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma, Inc., until 1982. Cauthron was a private practice attorney in the State of Oklahoma until 1983, before being appointed by the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission to serve as Special District Court Judge for Oklahoma's 17th Judicial District from 1983 to 1986.
Western District of Oklahoma, Magistrate
Cauthron was a Federal Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma from 1986 to 1991.
Western District of Oklahoma
On the recommendation of Senator Don Nickles, Cauthron was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma by President George H.W. Bush on February 7, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089, which was approved by Congress. Cauthron was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 21, 1991 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 25, 1991. Cauthron served as chief judge of the court from 2001-2008.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Oklahoma
|Magistrate judges||Gary Purcell • Shon Erwin • Suzanne Mitchell • Charles B. Goodwin •|
|Former Article III judges||
John Hazelton Cotteral • Alfred Murrah • Edgar Vaught • Bower Broaddus • Luther Bohanon • William Wallace (Oklahoma) • Billy Burrage • Harold Cook • Frederick Daugherty • Stephen Chandler • Luther Eubanks • Layn Phillips • Ross Rizley • Ralph Thompson •
|Former Chief judges|