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Judge Thomas F. Hogan Named Director of the Administrative Office

October 06, 2011

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. today announced the appointment of Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan as the director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Hogan has been a federal judge since 1982, when he was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He served as chief judge of that court from 2001 until 2008, when he assumed senior status. Hogan will serve a one-year term as director, beginning this fall.

Hogan succeeds James C. Duff, who served five years as the chief administrative officer of the federal courts. The Administrative Office’s director serves under the direction of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the principal policy-making body for the federal court system. The chief justice is the Conference’s presiding officer.

In announcing Hogan’s appointment, Roberts said, “I am delighted that Judge Hogan has agreed to take on this important responsibility. He is one of our nation’s most distinguished judges. Judge Hogan will bring extraordinary experience and insight to the position by virtue of his prior service to the judiciary.

“In addition to his tenure as chief judge of the district court that hears many issues of national importance, he has served as a member of the Judicial Conference, chair of its executive committee, chair of the Conference’s courtroom technology subcommittee, and a board member of the Federal Judicial Center. I look forward to working closely with Tom on the many critical issues facing the judiciary,.” the chief justice said.

Hogan will assume the leadership of about 1,000 Administrative Office employees who provide administrative support to 2,250 judges and more than 34,000 federal court employees.