Thomas D. Schroeder

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Thomas D. Schroeder
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Assumed office
November 4, 2017
Preceded byWilliam Lindsay Osteen Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byFrank William Bullock Jr.
Personal details
Born (1959-05-26) May 26, 1959 (age 60)
Atlanta, Georgia
EducationUniversity of Kansas (B.S.)
Notre Dame Law School (J.D.)

Thomas David Schroeder (born May 26, 1959) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Schroeder received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School in 1984. He was a law clerk to George MacKinnon of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1984 to 1985. He was in private practice, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with the law firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, from 1985 to 2007.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 9, 2007, Schroeder was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina vacated by Frank William Bullock Jr.. Schroeder was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 2007, and received his commission on January 8, 2008. He became Chief Judge on November 4, 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank William Bullock Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
2008–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
William Lindsay Osteen Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
2017–present