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Samuel Der-Yeghiayan

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Samuel Der-Yeghiayan
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #14
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   7/15/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Marvin Aspen
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Aleppo, Syria
Undergraduate:   Evangel U., B.A., 1975
Law School:   Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D., 1978

Samuel Der-Yeghiayan is a Federal (Article III) Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, one of the busiest federal courts in the nation. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Aleppo, Syria, Der-Yeghiayan was a graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri with a bachelor's degree in 1975 and a juris doctoral degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire in 1978.[1]

Professional career

  • Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney, 1978-2000, acting district director, 1986-1987
  • Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-2003[1]

Judiciary career

Northern District of Illinois

On the recommendation of Senator Peter Fitzgerald, Der-Yeghiayan was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 5, 2003 to a seat vacated by Marvin Aspen. Der-Yeghiayan was confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 2003, and received commission on July 15, 2003.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Marvin Aspen
Northern District of Illinois
Seat #14
Succeeded by:

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