U.S. District Court To Close On National Mourning Day For President Bush

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan of the Eastern District of Tennessee announced that court offices will close on Wednesday, the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush.

All offices and chambers of the court throughout the district, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, will be closed.

Chief Judge Varlan, who was nominated for the federal judgeship in 2003 by President Bush’s son, President George W. Bush, expressed sympathy for the Bush family on behalf of the judges and employees of the court.

Chief Judge Varlan said, “President Bush was the epitome of public service, including his time as President and in the humanitarian and charitable causes he championed in later years.  It is fitting that a national day of mourning be declared in his honor and memory, and that all citizens, including those in the federal judiciary, pause and pay tribute to such a selfless leader.”

The court likewise closed on mourning days that were designated upon the deaths of President Ronald Reagan and President Gerald Ford.


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