History of the Federal Judiciary

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Tyson, Ralph E.
Born August 13, 1948, in Baton Rouge, LA
Died July 18, 2011, in Baton Rouge, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 2, 1998, to a new seat authorized by 111 Stat. 1174. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1998, and received commission on August 3, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2005-2011. Service terminated on July 18, 2011, due to death.

Louisiana State University, B.A., 1970
Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Private practice, 1973-1988
Adjunct professor, Louisiana State University Law School, 1989-1991
Instructor, Sociology/Law Enforcement Department, Southern University, 1989-1998
Judge, Baton Rouge [Louisiana] City Court, 1988-1993
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Nineteenth Judicial District, 1993-1998


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