Michael Joseph Reagan

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Michael Joseph Reagan
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Assumed office
October 1, 2014
Preceded by David R. Herndon
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Assumed office
October 13, 2000
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seat established by 71 Stat. 586
Personal details
Born Michael Joseph Reagan
1954 (age 62–63)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Education Bradley University B.S.
St. Louis University School of Law J.D.

Michael Joseph Reagan (born 1954) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Reagan received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in 1980. He was a law clerk in the Office of the Appellate Defender for the Fifth Appellate District of Illinois in 1978. He was in private practice from 1979 to 2000, also working as an instructor in business law, Belleville Area College from 1980 to 1983 and as an adjunct assistant professor of law at St. Louis University from 1982 to 1988. He was an assistant public defender for St. Clair County, Illinois from 1996 to 2000.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 11, 2000, Reagan was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois new seat created on November 2, 2002 by 116 Stat. 1758.[Note 1] Reagan was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 3, 2000, and received his commission on October 13, 2000. He was designated Chief Judge on October 1, 2014.[1]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Seat superseded Seat 6 on October 11, 2001 pursuant to 71 Stat. 586. Seat made permanent on November 2, 2002 by 116 Stat. 1758

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 71 Stat. 586
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
2000–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
David R. Herndon
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
2014–present