History of the Federal Judiciary

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Lawson, Hugh
Born 1941 in Hawkinsville, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 10, 1995, to a seat vacated by Wilbur D. Owens, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1995, and received commission on December 26, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2006-2008. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2008.

Emory University, B.A., 1963
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1964

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hawkinsville, Georgia, 1965-1979
Judge, Superior Court of Georgia, Oconee Judicial Circuit, 1979-1995


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