History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Sanders, Harold Barefoot Jr.
Born February 5, 1925, in Dallas, TX
Died September 21, 2008, in Dallas, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on February 6, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1979, and received commission on April 26, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1989-1995. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1996. Service terminated on September 21, 2008, due to death.

Education:
University of Texas, B.A., 1949
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant junior grade, 1943-1946
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1950-1961, 1969-1979
State representative, Texas, 1953-1959
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1961-1965
U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967; assistant deputy attorney general, 1965-1966; assistant attorney general, 1966-1967
Legislative counsel, President Lyndon Johnson, 1967-1969

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, September 25, 1968; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, January 9, 1969; nomination withdrawn by president, January 23, 1969
Oral History

 

Submit Questions About Judicial History