History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cooper, Clarence
Born 1942 in Decatur, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 9, 1994, to a seat vacated by Richard C. Freeman. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Assumed senior status on February 9, 2009.

Howard University School of Law
Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), B.A., 1964
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1967
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A., 1978

Professional Career:
Attorney, Atlanta [Georgia] Legal Aid Society, 1967
U.S. Army, 1968-1970
Assistant district attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, 1968, 1970-1975
Judge, Atlanta [Georgia] Municipal Court, 1975-1980
Judge, Fulton County [Georgia] Superior Court, 1980-1990
Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1990-1994


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