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Front Page - Friday, May 27, 2016

Chattanooga attorney Travis McDonough officially becomes a federal judge

Collier administers the oath of office to McDonough. - (Photo by David Laprad)

Travis McDonough is officially a federal judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee following his investiture ceremony last week.

Held Friday, May 20, the occasion drew judges, politicians, and a large crowd to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

Judge McDonough is a former attorney with Miller & Martin and Mayor Andy Berke’s ex-chief of staff.

President Obama nominated McDonough for the position in November 2014; the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed McDonough in December 2015.

McDonough assumes the seat Judge Curtis Collier vacated when he took senior status in October 2014. 

To see more photos, pick up a copy of this week's Hamilton County Herald.