Judge Stair to Retire in 2014

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Richard Stair Jr., whose time on the bench dates back to 1986, announced yesterday he would not seek reappointment when his term ends on Sept. 30, 2014. As required, Stair notified the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati of his intent, the News Sentinel reports. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Stair previously worked as a lawyer with his father, Richard Stair Sr. He was appointed to the bankruptcy bench in October 1986, and from 1993 to 2000 served as chief bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.