History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Folsom, David
Born 1947 in Murfreesboro, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 11, 1995, to a seat vacated by Sam B. Hall, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1995, and received commission on March 17, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2009-2012. Service terminated on March 17, 2012, due to retirement.

University of Arkansas, B.A., 1969
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Private practice, Texarkana, Texas, 1974-1995
Deputy prosecutor, Lafayette County, Arkansas, 1978-1981

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, October 5, 1994; no Senate vote


Submit Questions About Judicial History