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Biographical Directory of Article III Federal Judges: Note on Advanced Search
Note on Searching for Sitting Judges by Appointing President or Party of Appointing President:
Three judges in the database are currently sitting on a court to which they were reassigned by statute rather than appointed by the president. For example, Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President Gerald Ford in 1975, and reassigned by statute to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where he is now a senior judge, when that court was established in 1981.
Judge Tjoflat will appear in the results of a search for 1) sitting or senior judges appointed by President Ford or by a Republican president; and 2) sitting or senior U.S. court of appeals judges appointed by President Ford or by a Republican president. For the latter search, the "select all" function must be used to select all U.S. courts of appeals. Judge Tjoflat will not appear in the search results if one or more individual courts are selected, as the court to which he was appointed by the president (Fifth Circuit) is different from the court on which he currently sits (Eleventh Circuit).
The three judges affected by this aspect of the search are as follows: