History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hannah, John H. Jr.
Born June 30, 1939, in Nacogdoches County, TX
Died December 4, 2003, in West Palm Beach, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on March 10, 1994, and received commission on March 11, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2001-2003. Service terminated on December 4, 2003, due to death.

South Texas College of Law
University of Houston Law Center
Sam Houston State University, B.S., 1966

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1958-1961
State representative, Fifth District, Texas, 1967-1973
Private practice, Lufkin, Texas, 1971-1973, 1975-1977, 1981-1991
District attorney, Angelina County, Texas, 1973-1975
Legal counsel, Common Cause of Texas, 1975
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1977-1981
Secretary of state, State of Texas, 1991-1994


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