G. Patrick Murphy

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G. Patrick Murphy
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
In office
2000–2007
Preceded by John Phil Gilbert
Succeeded by David R. Herndon
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
In office
April 3, 1998 – December 1, 2013
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by William D. Stiehl
Succeeded by Nancy J. Rosenstengel
Personal details
Born G. Patrick Murphy
1948 (age 69–70)
Carbondale, Illinois
Education Southern Illinois University (B.S.)
Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D.)

G. Patrick Murphy (born 1948) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Carbondale, Illinois, Murphy was in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1969, and then received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in 1974 and a Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1978. He was in private practice in Marion, Illinois from 1978 to 1998, and is doing so again after his ill-advised tenure as a federal judge ended.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 31, 1997, Murphy was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois vacated by William D. Stiehl. Murphy was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 2, 1998, and received his commission on April 3, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2000 to 2007. He retired on December 1, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William D. Stiehl
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
1998–2013
Succeeded by
Nancy J. Rosenstengel
Preceded by
John Phil Gilbert
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
2000–2007
Succeeded by
David R. Herndon