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Tulsa attorney confirmed as federal district judge

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday easily confirmed the nomination of Tulsa attorney John F. Heil III to serve as a federal district judge in Oklahoma.

“It is a great honor to have been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the next United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western districts of Oklahoma,” Heil said after the 75-17 bipartisan vote.

Heil, 51, expressed gratitude for “the trust, confidence and support” from Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators — Republicans James Lankford and Jim Inhofe.