United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
|Appeals to||Seventh Circuit|
|Established||June 30, 1870|
|Chief judge||Charles N. Clevert|
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (in case citations, E.D. Wis.) serves the residents of 28 counties from its two courthouses. The counties are: Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green Lake, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Shawano, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties.
Appeals from the Eastern District of Wisconsin are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The main courthouse is in Milwaukee. In 2001 Congress approved a new federal judgeship to serve Green Bay. The court meets in temporary facilities near the Brown County Courthouse until a permanent federal courthouse is constructed.
Jim Santelle took over as U.S. Attorney after he was sworn in on January 4, 2009, after having been appointed by President Barack Obama to the position.
On October 31, 2012, a vacancy occurred when Chief Judge Clevert, Jr. took senior status. No replacement nominee is currently pending.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|20||Chief District Judge||William C. Griesbach||Green Bay||1954||2002–present||2012–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|16||District Judge||Joseph Peter Stadtmueller||Milwaukee||1942||1987–present||1995–2002||—||Reagan|
|17||District Judge||Rudolph T. Randa||Milwaukee||1940||1992–present||2002–2009||—||G.H.W. Bush|
|19||District Judge||Lynn S. Adelman||Milwaukee||1939||1997–present||—||—||Clinton|
|18||Senior District Judge||Charles N. Clevert Jr.||Milwaukee||1947||1996–2012||2009–2012||2012–present||Clinton|
|#||Judge||Appointed by||Began active
|1||Andrew G. Miller||James K. Polk||June 12, 1848||January 1, 1873||—||retirement|
|2||James Henry Howe||Ulysses Grant||December 11, 1873||January 1, 1875||—||resignation|
|3||Charles E. Dyer||Ulysses Grant||February 10, 1875||May 18, 1888||—||resignation|
|4||James Graham Jenkins||Grover Cleveland||July 2, 1888||March 23, 1893||—||elevation|
|5||William Henry Seaman||Grover Cleveland||April 3, 1893||March 1, 1905||—||elevation|
|6||Joseph V. Quarles||Theodore Roosevelt||March 6, 1905||October 7, 1911||—||death|
|7||Ferdinand August Geiger||William Howard Taft||March 20, 1912||May 22, 1939||—||retirement|
|8||F. Ryan Duffy||Franklin D. Roosevelt||June 29, 1939||February 2, 1949||—||elevation|
|9||Robert Emmet Tehan||Harry S. Truman||May 19, 1949||June 30, 1971||November 27, 1975||death|
|10||Kenneth Philip Grubb||Dwight D. Eisenhower||June 16, 1955||October 8, 1965||—||retirement|
|11||John W. Reynolds, Jr.||Lyndon B. Johnson||October 21, 1965||August 31, 1986||January 7, 2002||death|
|12||Myron L. Gordon||Lyndon B. Johnson||March 4, 1967||February 12, 1983||November 3, 2009||death|
|13||Robert W. Warren||Richard Nixon||August 27, 1974||August 1, 1991||August 20, 1998||death|
|14||Terence T. Evans||Jimmy Carter||November 2, 1979||August 11, 1995||—||elevation|
|15||Thomas John Curran||Ronald Reagan||November 17, 1983||January 1, 1997||June 1, 2006||retirement|
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