Karon O. Bowdre

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Karon Owen Bowdre
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
November 18, 2013
Preceded by Sharon Lovelace Blackburn
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
November 8, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Sam C. Pointer, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Montgomery, Alabama
Education Samford University B.A.
Cumberland School of Law J.D.

Karon Owen Bowdre (born 1955) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Bowdre graduated from Samford University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 and later from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University with a Juris Doctor in 1981.

Legal career[edit]

She was a law clerk for Junius Foy Guin, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama from 1981 to 1982. Bowdre was a partner at the Birmingham, Alabama, firm of Rives & Peterson from 1982 to 1990. Beginning in 1989, Bowdre became a full-time Professor of law at Samford University Cumberland School of Law where she taught insurance law, legal ethics, and professional responsibility, and directed Cumberland’s legal research and writing program before her federal appointment in 2001.[1]

Federal Judicial Career[edit]

In 2001, Bowdre was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a seat vacated by Sam Clyde Pointer Jr. Bowdre was confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 2001 on a Senate vote and received her commission on November 8, 2001. She assumed the position of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on November 18, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sam C. Pointer, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
2001–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Sharon Lovelace Blackburn
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
2013–present