History of the Federal Judiciary

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Schneider, Michael H. Sr.
Born 1943 in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 17, 2004, to a seat vacated by John H. Hannah, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on September 7, 2004, and received commission on September 10, 2004.

Lon Morris College, A.A., 1963
Stephen F. Austin State University, B.S., 1965
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1970
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 2001

Professional Career:
Assistant district attorney, Harris County, Texas, 1971-1975
Private practice, Texas, 1975-1976, 1989-1990
General attorney, Dresser Industries, Inc., 1976-1980
Judge (part-time), West University Place [Texas] Municipal Court, 1978-1990
General attorney, Bawden Drilling, Inc., 1980-1986
General solicitor, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1986-1989
Presiding judge, Harris County [Texas] One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh District Court, 1990-1996
Chief justice, First Court of Appeals of Texas, 1996-2002
Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 2002-2004


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