History of the Federal Judiciary


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Gibbons, Julia Smith
Born 1950 in Pulaski, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 12, 1983, to a seat vacated by Harry W. Wellford. Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1983, and received commission on June 7, 1983. Served as chief judge, 1994-2000. Service terminated on August 2, 2002, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on October 9, 2001, to a seat vacated by Gilbert S. Merritt. Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2002, and received commission on July 31, 2002.

Education:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1972
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. William E. Miller, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1975-1976
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1976-1979
Legal advisor, Gov. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee, 1979-1981
Judge, Tennessee Circuit Court, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Division VI, 1981-1983

 

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