History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Virginia

   Judges of the Districts of Virginia
Ellis, Thomas Selby III
Born 1940 in Bogota, Columbia

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 1, 1987, to a seat vacated by Robert R. Merhige. Confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 1987, and received commission on August 6, 1987. Assumed senior status on April 1, 2007.

Princeton University, B.S.E., 1961
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969
University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Diploma in Law, 1970

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1961-1966
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1969-1987
Lecturer in law, College of William and Mary, 1981-1983


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