The Washington Post

Local Federal Judge Receives High Honor

U.S. Senior District Judge Thomas F. Hogan will receive the 30th Annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award, which recognizes “exemplary” careers on the bench.

Hogan, 74, has served on the District’s federal court since he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. He was the chief judge from 2001 through 2008 and was tapped in 2009 to serve on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Last year, Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts appointed Hogan to be director of the administrative office of the United States courts.

The Devitt award is sponsored by the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation. “Judge Hogan is a prime example of what it takes to help make ours a just society,” said the foundation’s president, Julie Chrystyn Opperman.

Hogan is a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School, Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center. He also attended George Washington University’s masters program in American and English literature.


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