Timothy Mark Burgess

Timothy Mark Burgess (born August 11, 1956) is an American lawyer and jurist who serves as the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.[1] He served as the District of Alaska's U.S. Attorney from 2001 to 2005.

Timothy Mark Burgess
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
Assumed office
December 31, 2015
Preceded byRalph Beistline
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
Assumed office
January 23, 2006
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJames Keith Singleton Jr.
Personal details
Born
Timothy Mark Burgess

(1956-08-11) August 11, 1956 (age 64)
San Francisco, California
Political partyDemocrat
EducationCañada College (AA)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (BA, MBA)
Northeastern University (JD)

Education and careerEdit

Burgess was born in San Francisco, California.[1] He received an Associate of Arts degree from Cañada College in 1976.[1] He then attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks on a basketball scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1982.[2] He received his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 1987.[1] He went into private practice in Anchorage, Alaska, with the law firm then known as Gilmore & Feldman from 1987 to 1989.[3] Burgess served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Alaska from 1989 to 2001 and then as the United States Attorney until 2005.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

He was nominated by George W. Bush on July 28, 2005 to the seat on the United States District Court for the District of Alaska vacated by James Keith Singleton Jr.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 2005 and received commission on January 23, 2006.[1] He became Chief Judge on December 31, 2015.

Personal lifeEdit

Burgess and his wife, Joanne Grace, reside in Anchorage and have four children.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Burgess, Timothy Mark - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ "Senate Confirms Seven Judges in Waning Hours of Session". Metropolitan News-Enterprise. December 23, 2005.
  3. ^ "Senate Confirms Timothy M. Burgess as District Judge for District of Alaska". News Release. United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit. December 22, 2005.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Timothy M. Burgess". OurCampaigns.com.
  5. ^ "Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments". United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. November 2005.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James Keith Singleton Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
2006–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ralph Beistline
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
2015–present