History of the Federal Judiciary


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Benavides, Fortunato Pedro
Born 1947 in Mission, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Thomas Gibbs Gee. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Assumed senior status on February 3, 2012.

Education:
University of Houston, B.B.A., 1968
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1972-1977, 1980-1981, 1993-1994
Judge, Hidalgo County [Texas] Court-at-Law Number Two, 1977-1979
Judge, Hidalgo County [Texas] Ninety-Second District Court, 1981-1984
Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, 1984-1991
Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1991-1992
Visiting judge, Supreme Court of Texas, 1993

 

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