Sven Holmes

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Sven Holmes
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Title:   Former judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/21/1994 - 3/13/2005
Chief:   2003 - 2005
Preceded by:   James Ellison
Succeeded by:   Gregory Frizzell
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Grand Junction, CO
Undergraduate:   Harvard U., B.A., 1973
Law School:   University of Virginia Law, J.D., 1980
Grad. School:   Georgetown U. Law, LL.M., 1987

Sven Erik Holmes (1951-present) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Holmes was nominated by President Bill Clinton on September 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by James Ellison; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on November 21, 1994. He served as chief judge from 2003 until he resigned on March 13, 2005.[1] Holmes was succeeded in this position by Gregory Frizzell.

Early life and education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • University of Oklahoma Graduate Business School
  • Harvard University, B.A., 1973
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1987[1]

Professional career

  • Campaign coordinator, David Boren for Governor, Oklahoma, 1973-1975
  • Administrative assistant, Governor of Oklahoma, 1975-1977
  • Law clerk, Hon. Thomas Brett, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1980-1981
  • Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981-1983
  • Executive director, Democrats for the 80's, 1983-1985
  • Special tax counsel, Office of U.S. Sen. David L. Boren, 1985
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1985-1987
  • General counsel/staff director, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 1987-1989
  • Designated staff, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, 1987
  • Club counsel, Baltimore Orioles Baseball Team, 1989
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1989-1994[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Oklahoma

Holmes was nominated by President Bill Clinton on September 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by James Ellison; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on November 21, 1994. He served as chief judge from 2003 until he resigned on March 13, 2005.[1] Holmes was succeeded in this position by Gregory Frizzell.

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
James Ellison
Northern District of Oklahoma
1994–2005
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Gregory Frizzell