History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hinojosa, Ricardo H.
Born 1950 in Rio Grande City, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 12, 1983, to a seat vacated by Woodrow B. Seals. Confirmed by the Senate on May 4, 1983, and received commission on May 5, 1983. Served as chief judge, 2009-present.

Education:
University of Texas, B.A., 1972
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Supreme Court of Texas, 1975-1976
Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1976-1983
U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2003-    ; commissioner, 2003-2004; 2009-2013; chair, 2004-2009; acting chair, 2009; vice chair, 2013-

 

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