Ronald A. White

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Ronald Allen White
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Assumed office
2017
Preceded by James H. Payne
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Assumed office
October 2, 2003
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Frank Howell Seay
Personal details
Born Ronald Allen White
(1961-01-27) January 27, 1961 (age 56)
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Education University of Oklahoma B.A.
University of Oklahoma College of Law J.D.

Ronald Allen White (born January 27, 1961) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, White received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1983 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1986. He was in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 1986 to 2003.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 15, 2003, White was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma vacated by Frank Howell Seay. White was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 30, 2003, and received his commission on October 2, 2003. He became Chief Judge in 2017.

Notable case[edit]

On September 30, 2014, White ruled that the Affordable Care Act subsidies should not be made available in states that did not choose to set up their own health care exchanges.[1] His opinion was noteworthy, as he became the first federal judge to rule on the issue after two different appeals courts issued conflicting rulings. He interacts with both rulings in his own opinion.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James H. Payne
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Frank Howell Seay
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
2003–present