- Born 1955 in Tupelo, MS
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 19, 2007, to a seat vacated by Glen H. Davidson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 2007, and received commission on October 22, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2014-present.
Mississippi State University, B.A., 1977
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1980
Private practice, Mississippi, 1980-2003
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, First Judicial District, 2003-2007