History of the Federal Judiciary

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Jones, Edith Hollan
Born 1949 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 27, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Served as chief judge, 2006-2012.

Cornell University, B.A., 1971
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1974-1985

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 17, 1984; no Senate vote


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