History of the Federal Judiciary


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Edmondson, James Larry
Born 1947 in Jasper, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 26, 1986, to a seat vacated by Albert J. Henderson. Confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1986, and received commission on May 7, 1986. Served as chief judge, 2002-2009. Assumed senior status on July 15, 2012.

Education:
Emory University, B.A., 1968
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1971
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1990

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Sidney O. Smith, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1971-1973
Private practice, Jasper, Georgia, 1973
Private practice, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 1973-1986
Instructor, University of Georgia School of Law, 1975-1984

 

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