John W. Sedwick

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John W. Sedwick
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
Assumed office
March 13, 2011
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
In office
2002–2009
Preceded byJames Keith Singleton Jr.
Succeeded byRalph R. Beistline
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
In office
October 9, 1992 – March 13, 2011
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byAndrew Kleinfeld
Succeeded bySharon L. Gleason
Personal details
Born
John W. Sedwick

(1946-03-13) March 13, 1946 (age 73)
Kittanning, Pennsylvania
EducationDartmouth College (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

John W. Sedwick (born March 13, 1946) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska.

Education and career[edit]

Sedwick was born in 1946 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He attended Dartmouth College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968. He then served in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant from 1969 to 1971. He graduated with a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1972. Later, he went into private practice in Anchorage, Alaska from 1972 to 1981. He then served as the Director of the Division of Land and Water Management of the Department of Natural Resources, State of Alaska from 1981 to 1982. He returned to private practice from 1982 to 1992.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Sedwick was nominated by George H. W. Bush on July 2, 1992, to the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, to a seat vacated by Judge Andrew Kleinfeld. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1992, and received his commission on October 9, 1992. He served as Chief Judge from 2002 to 2009. On March 13, 2011, John W. Sedwick assumed senior status. He was succeeded by Judge Sharon L. Gleason.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sedwick, John W. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Andrew Kleinfeld
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
1992–2011
Succeeded by
Sharon L. Gleason
Preceded by
James Keith Singleton Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
2002–2009
Succeeded by
Ralph R. Beistline