Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Nominated on January 29, 1986, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1986, and received commission on March 25, 1986. Served as chief judge, 2003-2009.
Education: Harvard College, A.B., 1965; University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1968
Professional Career: Instructor, University of Chicago Law School, 1968-1969; Deputy commissioner, Kentucky Department for Economic Security, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1969-1970; Legal counsel/administrative assistant, Gov. Louie Nunn, Kentucky, 1970-1971; Legislative counsel/assistant to minority leader, Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1972; Attorney, Kentucky Republican Campaign, 1972; Private practice, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1973; Attorney, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1973; Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1973-1975; Private practice, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1975; Assistant to the chairman, Federal Power Commission, 1975-1977; Deputy minority counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 1977-1979; Deputy campaign director, Nunn for Governor campaign, Louisville, Kentucky, 1979; Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979-1981; Special assistant to the president, Executive Office of the President, 1981-1983;Deputy secretary of energy, 1983-1986