Susan Owens Hickey

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Susan Owens Hickey
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Assumed office
October 19, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Harry F. Barnes
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Dallas, Texas
Education University of Arkansas B.A.
University of Arkansas School of Law J.D.

Susan Owens Hickey (born 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Dallas, Hickey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 from the University of Arkansas and a Juris Doctor in 1980 from the University of Arkansas School of Law.[1]

Professional career[edit]

From 1981 until 1984, Hickey worked as a staff attorney at Murphy Oil Corporation.[1] She then served as a career judicial law clerk to Judge Harry F. Barnes of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas until 2010.[1] In 2010, Hickey became a Circuit Judge in Arkansas on the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 6, 2011, President Obama nominated Hickey to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas to fill the vacancy created when Barnes took senior status in 2008.[2] The United States Senate confirmed Hickey in an 83–8 vote on October 13, 2011.[3] She received her commission on October 19.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (April 6, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Two to the United States District Court". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (April 6, 2011). "Nominations Sent to the Senate, 4/6/2011". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/112thCongress.cfm

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Harry F. Barnes
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
2011–present
Incumbent