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Thomas Russell

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Thomas Russell
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/11/1994-11/15/2011
Chief:   2008-2011
Senior:   11/15/2011-Present
Preceded by:   Edward Johnstone
Succeeded by:   Greg N. Stivers
Personal History
Born:   1945
Hometown:   Louisville, KY
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.[1]

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.[1]

Professional career

Russell was a private practice attorney in Paducah, Kentucky from 1970 to 1994.[1]

Judicial career

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.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward Johnstone
Western District of Kentucky
1994–2011
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Greg N. Stivers


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