Gregory Kent Frizzell

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Gregory Kent Frizzell
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Assumed office
March 14, 2012
Preceded by Claire Eagan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Assumed office
February 2, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Sven Erik Holmes
Personal details
Born Gregory Kent Frizzell
1956 (age 60–61)
Wichita, Kansas
Education University of Tulsa B.A.
University of Michigan Law School J.D.

Gregory Kent Frizzell (born 1956) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Frizzell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984. He was a law clerk for Judge Thomas Rutherford Brett of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma from 1984 to 1986, thereafter entering private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1986 to 1995, and then serving as general counsel to the Oklahoma Tax Commission from 1995 to 1997. He was a District judge, 14th Judicial District, State of Oklahoma from 1997 to 2007.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 9, 2007, Frizzell was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma vacated by Sven Erik Holmes. Frizzell was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 1, 2007, and received his commission on February 2, 2007. He was elevated to Chief Judge on March 14, 2012.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sven Erik Holmes
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
2007–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Claire Eagan
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
2012–present