Rebecca F. Doherty

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Rebecca Gayle Feeney Doherty
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Assumed office
June 5, 2017
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
In office
November 5, 1991 – June 5, 2017
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Personal details
Born Rebecca Gayle Feeney
(1952-06-03) June 3, 1952 (age 66)
Fort Worth, Texas
Alma mater Northwestern State University (B.A., M.A.)
Louisiana State University Law Center (J.D.)

Rebecca Gayle Feeney Doherty (born June 3, 1952) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Education and career[edit]

Born Rebecca Gayle Feeney[1] in Fort Worth, Texas, Doherty in 1973 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Two years later, she procured a Master of Arts from the same institution. In 1981, she obtained a Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge. From 1981 to 1991, she was in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 27, 1991, Doherty was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1991, and received her commission on November 5, 1991. She assumed senior status on June 5, 2017.[2]

Law clerk[edit]

One of her former law clerks is Royal Alexander, an attorney and Republican politician from Shreveport, Louisiana.[citation needed]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
1991–2017
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