President Donald Trump has appointed an Indian-American, Amul Thapar as a judge of US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, said the sources from White House.
Before Thapar’s appointment as judge on the US Court of Appeals, he has served on the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
48-year-old Thapar has been confirmed as judge in the by the Senate votes of 52-44, on the party lines.
Thapar, son of the Indian-American immigrants, is the Nation’s first Article III judge of the South Asian descent.
Thapar, in addition to his career on the Federal bench, he also served as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and as the Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of Ohio and the District of Columbia.
On the aggregate, Trump has nominated 10 judges to the lower courts, Thapar was one among them, who is the Trump’s first judicial confirmed by the Senate, apart from Neil Gorsuch, who was appointed as the Supreme Court judge.
Thapar has begin his legal career in a private practice, after interning with Judge S Arthur Spiegel of the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and also with Judge Nathaniel R Jones of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Thapar has received his BS from the Boston College in the year 1991 and also his JD from the University of California, in Berkeley.
In the South Asian Bar Association of North America's (SABA) National Advisory Council, Thapar is a member, and he has served as the keynote for Annual Convention.
SABA awarded Thapar with its Pioneer Award in the year 2010.
He has also studied at the University of Virginia School of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, also at the Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law.