U.S. District Judge Pamela L. Reeves will become the chief judge of the Eastern District
Of Tennessee on April 1, succeeding U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varian, who has held the chief judgeship for the past seven years.
Judge Reeves is the first woman to hold a district judgeship in the Eastern District of Tennessee and becomes the first woman to hold the district's chief judge position in the court's 222-year history. She was nominated to her judgeship in 2013 by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in 2014. She was sworn in by Chief Judge Varian on March 10, 2014, and he will administer the oath of office for chief judge to her on Monday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m., at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Federal Courthouse.
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