David R. Herndon

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David R. Herndon
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
In office
2007–2014
Preceded by G. Patrick Murphy
Succeeded by Michael Joseph Reagan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Assumed office
October 22, 1998
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by William Louis Beatty
Personal details
Born David R. Herndon
1953 (age 63–64)
Sedalia, Missouri
Education Southern Illinois University Edwardsville B.A.
Southern Illinois University School of Law J.D.

David R. Herndon (born 1953) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Sedalia, Missouri, Herndon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1974 and a Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1977. He was in private practice from 1977 to 1991, and was an Associate Judge, Third Judicial Circuit Court, State of Illinois from 1991 to 1998.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 23, 1998, Herndon was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois vacated by William L. Beatty. Herndon was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received his commission on October 22, 1998. He served as chief judge of the district from 2007 to 2014.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Louis Beatty
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
1998–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
G. Patrick Murphy
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
2007–2014
Succeeded by
Michael Joseph Reagan