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Sands, W[illie] Louis
Born 1949 in Bradley, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 9, 1994, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2001-2006. Assumed senior status on April 12, 2014.

Mercer University, B.A., 1971
Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve second lieutenant, Signal Corps, 1974
U.S. Army Reserve, 1974-1980
Assistant district attorney, Macon Judicial Circuit, Georgia, 1975-1978
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Georgia, 1978-1987
Private practice, Macon, Georgia, 1987-1991
Judge, Superior Court of Georgia, Macon Judicial Circuit, 1991-1993


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