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Stephen Friot

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Stephen Friot
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Station:   Oklahoma City, OK
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   11/12/2001-12/1/2014
Senior:   12/1/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Wayne Alley
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Troy, NY
Undergraduate:   University of Oklahoma, 1969
Law School:   University of Oklahoma Law, 1972

Stephen P. Friot is an Article III federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. He joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Froit was a private practice attorney in Oklahoma.[1] Friot assumed senior status on December 1, 2014.[2]


A native of New York state, Friot graduated from the University of Oklahoma with his bachelor's and J.D. degrees in 1969 and 1972.[1]

Professional career

Friot spent his entire pre-judicial legal career in private practice in the State of Oklahoma from 1972 to 2001.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Oklahoma

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators James Inhofe and Don Nickles, Friot was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Wayne Alley. Friot was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2001, on a voice vote and received commission on November 12, 2001.[1] Friot transitioned to senior status on December 1, 2014.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Wayne Alley
Western District of Oklahoma
Seat #6
Succeeded by: