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Ronald White

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Ronald White
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   10/2/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Frank Seay
Personal History
Born:   1961
Hometown:   Sapulpa, OK
Undergraduate:   University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1983
Law School:   University of Oklahoma Law, J.D., 1986
Ronald White is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, White was a private practice attorney in Oklahoma.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Oklahoma, White graduated from the University of Oklahoma with his bachelor's and Juris Doctorate degrees in 1983 and 1986.[1]

Professional career

From 1986 till his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2003, White served his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice Attorney in the State of Oklahoma.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Oklahoma

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators James Inhofe and Don Nickles, White was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 15, 2003 to a seat vacated by Frank Seay as Seay went on senior status. White was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 30, 2003 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 2, 2003.[1]

Judicial misconduct

2011 Reprimand

In 2011 White was reprimanded by the Judicial Council of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for "using his office to appoint friends to serve as adjunct settlement judges, even though they were not qualified, and by ordering certain parties to pay them fees for their services despite a local court rule to the contrary."[2] The council settled on a reprimand after White apologized for his behavior and promised to conduct himself more appropriately in the future.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frank Seay
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Seat #1
Succeeded by: