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.

Education:
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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