Senator McConnell Statement On Confirmation Of Gregory Van Tatenhove To The Federal Bench In Kentucky's Eastern District
from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell praised the Senate today for confirming Gregory F. Van Tatenhove to the federal bench in the Eastern District of Kentucky.
"I am pleased my Senate colleagues joined me today in confirming Greg Van Tatenhove's nomination to the federal bench," said McConnell. "Greg will do an outstanding job and I am confident he will serve the citizens of Kentucky with distinction. This is great news for Greg and his family and I am honored to be able to deliver it during the holiday season."
Van Tatenhove, a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, has served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky since 2001. From 1994-2001 he was Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel to Representative Ron Lewis.
Prior to his work with Representative Lewis, Van Tatenhove participated in the Attorney General's Honors Program as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division. He spent nearly four years litigating on behalf of the government in federal courts around the country. He was one of eleven lawyers chosen nationwide by the Federal Programs Branch to participate in this program.
Van Tatenhove also clerked for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., when Judge Siler was the Chief Judge of the United States Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Van Tatenhove also served as a legislative assistant for Senator McConnell prior to law school.