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Fowlkes, John Thomas, Jr.

Born 1951 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Barack Obama on December 16, 2011, to a seat vacated by Bernice Bouie Donald. Confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 2012, and received commission on August 1, 2012. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2022.

Valparaiso University, B.A., 1975
University of Denver College of Law (now Sturm College of Law), J.D., 1977

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Memphis [Tennessee] Area Legal Services, 1978
Assistant public defender, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1978-1979
Assistant district attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1979-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Tennessee, 1989-2002; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1997, 2001-2002
Chief administrative officer, Shelby County, Tennessee, 2002-2007
Judge, Tennessee Criminal Court, Thirtieth Judicial District, 2007-2012