History of the Federal Judiciary


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Nowlin, James Robertson
Born 1937 in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 17, 1981, to a seat vacated by Jack Roberts. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1981, and received commission on October 26, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1999-2003. Assumed senior status on May 31, 2003.

Education:
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, B.A., 1959
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, M.A., 1962
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1959-1960
U.S. Army Reserve, JAG Corps, 1960-1968
Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1963-1965, 1966-1981
Legal counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, 1965-1966
State representative, Texas, 1967-1971, 1973-1981

 

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