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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by:||Edward Johnstone|
|Succeeded by:||Greg N. Stivers|
|Undergraduate:||Western Kentucky University, 1967|
|Law School:||University of Kentucky College of Law, 1970|
Thomas B. Russell is judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. He joined the Court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He served as chief judge of the court from 2008 until he assumed senior status on November 15, 2011.
Early life and education
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Russell graduated from Western Kentucky University with his bachelor's degree in 1967 and from the University of Louisville Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1970.
Western District of Kentucky
On the recommendation of Senator Wendell Ford, Russell was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by President Bill Clinton on September 14, 1994, to a seat vacated by Edward Johnstone. Russell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994, on a voice vote and received commission on October 11, 1994. He served as chief judge of the court from 2008 until he assumed senior status on November 15, 2011.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Kentucky
Greg N. Stivers
|Magistrate judges||James Moyer • David King • Dave Whalin • H. Brent Brennenstuhl •|
|Former Article III judges||
Edward Johnstone • Walter Evans • Charles Dawson • Charles Harwood Moorman • Elwood Hamilton • Mac Swinford • Shackelford Miller • Eugene Siler • Charles Allen • Thomas Ballantine • Clifton Bratcher • Henry Brooks • James Gordon • Ronald Meredith • Roy Shelbourne •
|Former Chief judges|