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Pickering, Charles Willis Sr.
Born 1937 in Jones County, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 11, 1990, to a seat vacated by Walter L. Nixon, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1990, and received commission on October 1, 1990. Service terminated on January 16, 2004, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Received a recess appointment from George W. Bush on January 16, 2004, to a seat vacated by Henry A. Politz; nominated to the same position by George W. Bush on February 6, 2004. Service terminated on December 8, 2004, due to retirement.

Education:
Jones County Junior College, A.A., 1957
University of Mississippi, B.A., 1959
University of Mississippi School of Law, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:
Private practice, Laurel, Mississippi, 1961-1990
City prosecutor, Laurel, Mississippi, 1962-1964
County prosecutor, Jones County, Mississippi, 1964-1968
Judge, Laurel [Mississippi] Municipal Court, 1969
State senator, Mississippi, 1972-1980

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, May 25, 2001; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 4, 2001; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, January 7, 2003; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, February 6, 2004; no Senate vote

 

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