History of the Federal Judiciary


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Barksdale, Rhesa Hawkins
Born 1944 in Jackson, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 17, 1989, to a seat vacated by Alvin B. Rubin. Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 1990, and received commission on March 12, 1990. Assumed senior status on August 8, 2009.

Education:
U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1966
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1966-1970
Law clerk, Hon. Byron White, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1973-1990
Instructor in constitutional law, University of Mississippi Law School Paralegal Course, 1975-1976
Instructor, Mississippi College School of Law, 1976
Chairman, Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, 1982-1985

 

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