Rebecca F. Doherty

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Rebecca F. Doherty (born 1952) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Doherty in 1973 received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Two years later, she procured a Master of Arts from the same institution. In 1981, she obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge. From 1981 to 1991, she was in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana.

On June 27, 1991, Doherty was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1991, and received her commission on November 5, 1991.

One of her former law clerks is Royal Alexander, an attorney and Republican politician from Shreveport, Louisiana.

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