History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Porteous, G. Thomas Jr.
Born 1946 in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 25, 1994, to a seat vacated by Robert F. Collins. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. Service terminated on December 8, 2010, due to impeachment and conviction.

Louisiana State University, B.A., 1968
Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
Special counsel to the attorney general, State of Louisiana, 1971-1973
Private practice, Gretna, Louisiana, 1973-1980
Assistant district attorney and chief of Felony Complaint Division, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 1973-1975
Private practice, Metairie, Louisiana, 1980-1984
City attorney, Harahan, Louisiana, 1982-1984
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Twenty-Fourth Judicial District, 1984-1994


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