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Fitzwater, Sidney Allen

Born 1953 in Olney, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on January 29, 1986, to a seat vacated by Robert M. Hill. Confirmed by the Senate on March 18, 1986, and received commission on March 19, 1986. Served as chief judge, 2007-2014. Assumed senior status on September 22, 2018.

Baylor University, B.A., 1975
Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1976-1978
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1978-1982
Judge, Texas District Court, Two Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Judicial District, 1982-1986

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, October 29, 1985; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, January 27, 1992; no Senate vote