Gregory M. Sleet

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Gregory M. Sleet
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
In office
2007–2014
Preceded by Sue Lewis Robinson
Succeeded by Leonard P. Stark
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 30, 1998
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Joseph J. Longobardi
Personal details
Born (1951-03-08) March 8, 1951 (age 64)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Hampton University
Rutgers University School of Law at Camden

Gregory Moneta Sleet (born March 8, 1951 in New York, New York) is currently a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. A graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law at Camden,[1] he was appointed as a District Judge by President Bill Clinton in 1998 and served as Chief Judge on the court from 2007 to July 1, 2014. Previously, he served as the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware. He was the first African American to be appointed United States Attorney in Delaware, and the first to be appointed the federal bench in Delaware.[2]

He is the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Moneta Sleet.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sue Lewis Robinson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
2007–2014
Succeeded by
Leonard P. Stark
Preceded by
Joseph J. Longobardi
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
1998–present
Incumbent