Garr King

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Garr M. King
Garr M. King District Judge.jpg
Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
In office
April 27, 1998 – January 30, 2009
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Helen J. Frye
Succeeded by Marco A. Hernandez
Personal details
Born (1936-01-28) January 28, 1936 (age 79)
Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.
Alma mater University of Utah
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College

Garr Michael King (born January 28, 1936)[1] is a Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He was appointed to the federal bench by President Clinton in 1997 to fill a vacancy left by Helen J. Frye's attaining senior judge status. A graduate of University of Utah, he received his LL.B. from Lewis & Clark College's Northwestern School of Law in 1963. Before becoming a federal judge, he served as a Multnomah County prosecutor, and engaged in private practice.

In November 2007, King announced his desire to be given senior judge status, which will open up a position on the court.[2] Karin Immergut was considered the early favorite to succeed him, but was not nominated. Marco A. Hernandez was initially nominated for the position in July 2008 by President George W. Bush.[3] Hernandez was nominated again by President Barack Obama and confirmed in February 2011.[4]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "New federal judge expected for Oregon". The Oregonian (Associated Press). November 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ Danks, Holly (July 24, 2008). "Politics could sink local judge's federal nomination: Courts - The White House taps Circuit Judge Marco Hernandez from Washington County". The Oregonian. 
  4. ^ "Senate unanimously approves Marco Hernandez to be federal judge". The Oregonian. February 7, 2011. 

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