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Wiseman, Thomas Anderton Jr.
Born 1930 in Tullahoma, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 1, 1978, to a seat vacated by Frank Gray, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1978, and received commission on August 11, 1978. Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Assumed senior status on November 3, 1995.

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1952
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1954
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1990

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1954-1956
Private practice, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1956-1963
Private practice, Winchester, Tennessee, 1963-1971
State representative, Tennessee, 1964-1968
Treasurer, State of Tennessee, 1971-1974
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1974-1978
Adjunct faculty, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1989-
Special master, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1992-1993
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