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Dennis, James L.

Born 1936 in Monroe, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 31, 1995, to a seat vacated by Charles Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1995, and received commission on October 2, 1995. Assumed senior status on December 16, 2022.

Louisiana Tech University, B.A., 1959
Louisiana State University Law School (now Paul M. Hebert Law Center), J.D., 1962
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1955-1957
Private practice, Monroe, Louisiana, 1962-1972
State representative, Louisiana, 1968-1972
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1972-1974
Judge, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Judicial Circuit, 1974-1975
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1975-1995

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, June 8, 1994; no Senate vote