History of the Federal Judiciary


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Nelson, Thomas G.
Born November 14, 1936, in Idaho Falls, ID
Died May 4, 2011, in Boise, ID

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 18, 1990, to a seat vacated by J. Blaine Anderson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1990, and received commission on October 17, 1990. Assumed senior status on November 14, 2003. Service terminated on May 4, 2011, due to death.

Education:
University of Idaho College of Law, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:
Assistant attorney general and chief deputy attorney general, State of Idaho, 1963-1965
U.S. Army Reserve, 1965-1968
Private practice, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1965-1990

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