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Pryor, William Holcombe Jr.
Born 1962 in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Received a recess appointment from George W. Bush on February 20, 2004, to a seat vacated by Emmett Ripley Cox; nominated to the same position by George W. Bush on February 14, 2005. Confirmed by the Senate on June 9, 2005, and received commission on June 10, 2005.

Education:
Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe), B.A., 1984
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1987-1988
Private practice, Alabama, 1988-1995
Adjunct professor, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1989-1995
Deputy attorney general, State of Alabama, 1995-1997
Attorney general, State of Alabama, 1997-2004
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2013-

 

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