Rodney W. Sippel

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Rodney W. Sippel
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Assumed office
January 4, 2016
Preceded by Catherine D. Perry
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Assumed office
November 12, 1997
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Assumed office
November 12, 1997
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 59–60)
Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater University of Tulsa
Washington University School of Law

Rodney W. Sippel (born 1956) is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and a United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Sippel was born in Jefferson City, Missouri. He received a B.S. from University of Tulsa in 1978, and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1981. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri and practiced law there, except for a period when he was an Administrative assistant to U.S. Representative Richard A. Gephardt from 1993 to 1995.

Sippel is a federal judge to the United States District Courts for both the Western and Eastern District of Missouri. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 15, 1997, to a seat on each court vacated by Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 8, 1997, and received his commission on November 12, 1997. He became Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on January 4, 2016.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Catherine D. Perry
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
2016–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
1997–present
Preceded by
Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
1997–present