History of the Federal Judiciary

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Mays, Samuel H. Jr.
Born 1948 in Memphis, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Jerome Turner. Confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 2002, and received commission on May 10, 2002. Assumed senior status on July 1, 2015.

Amherst College, B.A., 1970
Yale Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Private practice, Tennessee, 1973-1995, 2000-2002
Office of Gov. Don Sundquist, Tennessee, 1995-2000; legal counsel 1995-1997; deputy and chief of staff, 1997-2000


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