History of the Federal Judiciary

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Nixon, Walter Louis Jr.
Born 1928 in Biloxi, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on May 29, 1968, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1968, and received commission on June 7, 1968. Served as chief judge, 1982-1989. Service terminated on November 3, 1989, due to impeachment and conviction.

Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1951

Professional Career:
Private practice, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1952-1968
U.S. Air Force, 1953-1955
Private practice, Mississippi, 1993-1998
Private practice, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1998-

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