Amul Thapar was officially appointed on Thursday by President Trump to sit on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, becoming the president's first lower court judge appointee.
Thapar was confirmed by the Senate on May 25 by a vote of 52-44 amid Democratic concern about his past record on campaign finance issues.
Thapar previously served as a judge on the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and according to a White House statement, Thapar was America's first Article III judge of South Asian descent.
Trump has nominated 10 judges to lower courts, including Thapar. Thapar is Trump's first judicial nominee to be confirmed by the Senate, apart from Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.