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LaPlata, MD – April 6, 2017 – Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is pleased to announce that the honorable Judge Thomas Hogan will be delivering the keynote address at the 11th Annual 2-Fly Tournament on Saturday April 29, 2017 at Rose River Farm in Syria, Virginia.  Judge Hogan will address the pre-tournament dinner at 5pm on Saturday night under the stars in picturesque Madison County.  The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be former Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler, the evening anchor for CBS19 News in Charlottesville, VA.   Now entering it’s second decade as the flagship fundraiser for PHWFF, the 2-Fly Tournament has provided vital support for this top-tier Veterans Service Organization and served to raise awareness for it’s remarkable contributions towards the recovery and rehabilitation of those who have made great sacrifices in the service of our nation.

thomas-f-hoganJudge Thomas F. Hogan has been a federal judge since his appointment in August 1982 to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was Chief Judge of the court from 2001 until 2008, when he assumed senior status.

Judge Hogan graduated from Georgetown University, receiving an A.B. (classical) in 1960. He attended George Washington University’s masters program in American and English literature from 1960 to 1962 and graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1966, where he was the St. Thomas More Fellow.

Following law school, Judge Hogan clerked for Judge William B. Jones of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1966 to 1967. He served as counsel to the National Commission for the Reform of Federal Criminal Laws from 1967 to 1968, and was engaged in private practice from 1968 to 1982.

From 2001 to 2008, Judge Hogan served as a member of the United States Judicial Conference. In 2001, he was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference and, in 2005, the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist named him to preside over the Committee as its Chair, in which capacity he served until 2008. In 2008, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., appointed Judge Hogan to serve as a Judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). In 2011, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., appointed Judge Hogan to be the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, where he served until June 2013. Judge Hogan served as Presiding Judge of the FISC from May 2014 to May 2016. He continues to serve as a district judge and as a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability.

For a over a decade Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF)  has focused on healing those who serve.  It is through the tremendous contributions of our volunteers and supporters nationwide that last year we served over 7500 deserving members of our armed services.   The 11th Annual 2-Fly Tournament will serve to raise funds to provide veterans with the support they need on their journeys to recovery as we continue in our second decade of service.  Learn more