Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove '82 - 2002 A Award Recipient

Bio from 2002:

Nominated by President Bush on August 3, 2001, Gregory F. Van Tatenhove was confirmed by the United States Senate as the United States Attorney (Eastern District of Kentucky) on Sept. 15, 2001.  Prior to his confirmation, Mr. Van Tatenhove served for over seven years as chief of staff and legal counsel to United States Representative Ron Lewis

A 1982 graduate of Asbury College, he received a degree in history.  Mr. Van Tatenhove received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1989, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and was selected to serve as an articles editor for the Kentucky Law Journal.  Upon graduation, he spent a one-year term as a law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Eugine E. Siler, Jr., then the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and now a senior judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

After his clerkship, Mr. Van Tatenhove was hired as a trial attorney under the Attorney General’s Honors program in the United States Department of Justice.  He spent nearly four years in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division litigating cases on behalf of the government in federal courts throughout the nation.  In 1991 he received a special achievement award in recognition of his meritorious service in behalf of the Department of Justice. 

Today, Mr. Van Tatenhove provides leadership to an organization of more than 80 professionals with offices in Lexington, Covington and London, Kentucky.  He serves on the executive committee of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.  Mr. Van Tatenhove also serves as the chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Office Management and Budget Subcommittee and is a member of subcommittees addressing narcotics and public corruption. 

Mr Van Tatenhove’s Capitol Hill Experience also includes almost two years as a legislative assistant.

Mr. Van Tatenhove and his wife Jane Cooper ’84 Van Tatenhove have two children, Cooper and Catherine.  They continue to serve their alma mater through service on the Campaign Cabinet for the Kinlaw Library.  Mr. Van Tatenhove has also served on the Alumni Board as a member and later as president. 


Other 2002 A Award Recipients:

Dr. Cullen Rivers ‘67
Mr. Stephen Smith ‘77