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Dawson, Kent J.

Born 1944 in Ogden, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 6, 2000, to a new seat authorized by 113 Stat. 1501. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 31, 2000. Assumed senior status on July 9, 2012.

Weber State College, B.S., 1969
University of Utah College of Law, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. James Guinan, Nevada District Court, Washoe County, 1971-1972
Assistant city attorney, Henderson, Nevada, 1972-1973
City attorney, Henderson, Nevada, 1973-1979
General counsel, Public Improvement Trust, Henderson, Nevada, 1973-1995
City manager, Henderson, Nevada, 1977
Private practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1979-1995
Judge pro tem, Henderson [Nevada] Municipal Court, 1993-1995
Justice of the peace, Henderson [Nevada] Justice Court, 1995-2000