History of the Federal Judiciary

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Smith, Walter Scott Jr.
Born 1940 in Marlin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1984, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984. Served as chief judge, 2003-2010. Service terminated on September 14, 2016, due to retirement.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1983-1984

Baylor University, B.A., 1964
Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Private practice, Waco, Texas, 1966-1980
Judge, McLennan County [Texas] Fifty-Fourth District Court, 1980-1983


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