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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.

Education:
Valparaiso University, B.A., 1975
University of Denver 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