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