History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Smith, Jerry Edwin
Born 1946 in Del Rio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1987, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1987, and received commission on December 21, 1987.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1969
Yale Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Halbert O. Woodward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1972-1973
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1973-1984
Director, Harris County [Texas] Housing Authority, 1978-1980
Special assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1981-1982
Chairman, Houston [Texas] Civil Service Commission, 1982-1984
City attorney, Houston, Texas, 1984-1987

 

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