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Gilstrap, James Rodney

Born 1957 in Pensacola, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 19, 2011, to a seat vacated by Thad Heartfield. Confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 2011, and received commission on December 6, 2011. Served as chief judge, 2018-present.

Baylor University, B.A., 1978
Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:

Private practice, Marshall, Texas, 1981-2011
Judge, Harrison County [Texas] Court, 1989-2002