Ronald Meredith

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Ronald Meredith
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   4/4/1985 - 12/1/1994
Chief:   1991 - 1994
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Joseph McKinley
Personal History
Born:   January 30, 1946
Hometown:   Clarkson, KY
Undergraduate:   Georgetown College, Kentucky, B.A., 1967
Law School:   George Washington U. Law School, J.D., 1971

Ronald Edward Meredith (1946-1994) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Meredith was nominated to the Western District of Kentucky by President Ronald Reagan on February 27, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. From 1991-1994, he served as the chief judge. He served the Western District of Kentucky until his death on December 1, 1994.[1] Meredith was succeeded in this position by Joseph McKinley.

Early life and education

Ronald Meredith earned his bachelor's degree in 1967 from Georgetown College and his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in 1971.[1]

Professional career

  • Minority counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Penitentiaries, 1971-1972
  • Legislative assistant, U.S. Sen. Marlow W. Cook of Kentucky, 1972-1975
  • Private practice, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 1975-1981
  • District chairman, Republican Party of Kentucky, 2nd Congressional District, 1976-1980
  • Chairman, Kentucky State Republican Party, 1979
  • U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, 1981-1985
  • Trustee, Georgetown College, Kentucky, 1983-1994
  • Trustee, Grace Evangelistic Association, Incorporated, 1978-1994[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Kentucky

Meredith was nominated to the Western District of Kentucky by President Ronald Reagan on February 27, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. From 1991-1994, he served as the chief judge. He served the Western District of Kentucky until his death on December 1, 1994.[1] Meredith was succeeded in this position by Joseph McKinley.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Western District of Kentucky
1985–1994
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Joseph McKinley