John C. Coughenour

Personal

Birthday: 
1941
Birthplace: 
Pittsburgh, KS
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1966-1981
Assistant professor of law, University of Washington, 1970-1973

Education

Name of School: 
Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University)
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1963
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1966

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Court Name: 

Washington Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/28/1981
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/27/2006
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