History of the Federal Judiciary

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Phillips, Thomas W.
Born 1943 in Oneida, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by George W. Bush on June 26, 2002, to a seat vacated by James H. Jarvis II. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002. Assumed senior status on August 1, 2013.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1991-2002

Berea College, B.A., 1965
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1969
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1973

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1969-1973
Private practice, Oneida and Knoxville, Tennessee, 1973-1991
County attorney (part-time), Scott County, Tennessee, 1976-1991


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