History of the Federal Judiciary

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Thrash, Thomas W. Jr.
Born 1951 in Birmingham, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Robert L. Vining, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1997, and received commission on August 1, 1997. Served as chief judge, 2014-present.

University of Virginia, B.A., 1973
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976-1977, 1981-1997
Assistant district attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, 1977-1980
Law professor, Georgia State University, 1986-1997

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, May 15, 1996; no Senate vote


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