History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Gilstrap, James Rodney
Born 1957 in Pensacola, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 19, 2011, to a seat vacated by Thad Heartfield. Confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 2011, and received commission on December 6, 2011.

Baylor University, B.A., 1978
Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Private practice, Marshall, Texas, 1981-2011
Judge, Harrison County [Texas] Court, 1989-2002


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