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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.

Education:
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