Irene Patricia Murphy Keeley

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Irene Patricia Murphy Keeley
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Assumed office
August 12, 2017
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
In office
2001–2008
Preceded byFrederick Pfarr Stamp Jr.
Succeeded byJohn Preston Bailey
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
In office
August 12, 1992 – August 12, 2017
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded bySeat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded byThomas S. Kleeh
Personal details
Born (1944-01-17) January 17, 1944 (age 74)
Brooklyn, New York
EducationCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland (B.A.)
West Virginia University (M.A.)
West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.)

Irene Patricia Murphy Keeley (born January 17, 1944) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Keeley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1965, a Master of Arts from West Virginia University in 1977, and a Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law in 1980. She was in private practice in Clarksburg, West Virginia from 1980 to 1992, and was an adjunct professor of law at the West Virginia University College of Law from 1990 to 1991.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 1, 1992, Keeley was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1992, and received her commission on August 12, 1992. She served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. She assumed senior status on August 12, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keeley, Irene Patricia Murphy - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
1992–2017
Succeeded by
Thomas S. Kleeh
Preceded by
Frederick Pfarr Stamp Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
2001–2008
Succeeded by
John Preston Bailey