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Judge Theresa L.Springmann
Judge Theresa L. Springmann
Ross Adair Courthouse
1300 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 423-3050
(260) 423-3055 (fax)

Naturalization Ceremonies

Naturalization Ceremonies are presided over by a United States District Judge, Judge Theresa L. Springmann, and are held in the 2nd floor Courtroom in the Fort Wayne Division. Ceremonies are generally scheduled for the first Friday of each month.

Visit the Office of Citizenship web site for answers to common questions, copies of forms, and general information about the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Fort Wayne Naturalization Ceremony Pictures

2008 Naturalization Ceremony Dates:
All Dates are Fridays
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • 2009 Naturalization Ceremony Dates:
    All Dates are Fridays
  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 11
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

  • On Saturday, June 21, 2008, Judge Theresa L. Springmann presided over a naturalization ceremony for approximately 62 new citizens from 26 different countries at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne. Senator Richard G. Lugar, participated as a special guest. He spoke to the new citizens about the importance of their role as United States citizens and voting before presenting the citizens with a Certificate of Citizenship.


    Clerk of Court Steve Ludwig delivers oath

    Soon to be U.S. citizens
    taking the oath

    Hoosier Gentry Quartet sings
    The Star Spangled Banner

    Hoosier Gentry Quartet with
    Senator Richard G. Lugar and
    Chancellor Michael Wartell
    in the background

    Daughters of the American Revolution Susan DeChant

    Senator Richard G. Lugar
    talks about the importance
    of voting

    Allen County Bar Association President Thomas Hardin

    Soloist Jessica Bush sings
    America the Beautiful

    Color Guard with
    Senator Richard G. Lugar

    From left -
    Judge Theresa Springmann, Senator Richard L. Lugar, and ACBA President
    Thomas Hardin

    From left to right Phil Richwine, Steve Ludwig, Senator Richard G. Lugar, Jennifer J. Johnson,
    and Todd Steiner

    Judge Theresa Springmann with members Mary Penrose of the Wayne Chapter, Daughters of the
    American Revolution

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