Article III Native American Judges by President
Under the Constitution, the president appoints federal judges with the “advice and consent” of the Senate. The President usually consults senators or other elected officials concerning candidates for vacancies on the federal courts. The President's power to appoint new federal judges is not the judiciary's only interaction with the executive branch.
|Judge||Court||Commission||Order of Appointment||Status|
|Circuit Courts||District Courts||Female Judges|
|PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER 1977–1981|
|Frank Howell Seay||Oklahoma (ED)||11/2/1979||1||-||1||-||Senior Status 9/25/03|
|PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. CLINTON 1993–2001|
|Billy Michael Burrage||Oklahoma (All)||6/9/1994||2||-||2||-||Resigned 3/01/01|
|PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA 2009–|
|CD - Central District||ED - Eastern District||MD - Middle District||ND - Northern District||SD - Southern District|
|WD - Western District||(+) Previously appointed to federal court |
|* Reorganized as the Court of International Trade in 1980||** Transferred to the Federal Circuit in 1982||*** Current Chief Judge|
Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2015. To learn more about the federal courts go to www.fjc.gov.