History of the Federal Judiciary

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Holmes, J[ames] Leon
Born 1951 in Hazen, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 29, 2003, to a seat vacated by Stephen M. Reasoner. Confirmed by the Senate on July 6, 2004, and received commission on July 7, 2004. Served as chief judge, 2005-2012.

Arkansas State University, B.A., 1973
Northern Illinois University, M.A., 1976
Duke University, Ph.D., 1979
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Frank Holt, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1982-1983
Private practice, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1983-1990, 1992-2004
Adjunct faculty, Political Science Department, University of Arkansas, 1983
Tutor and professor, Thomas Aquinas College, 1990-1992
Adjunct faculty, University of Arkansas School of Law, 2002


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