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Heartfield, Thad

Born 1940 in Port Arthur, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 11, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert Manley Parker. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1995, and received commission on March 17, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2003-2009. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2010.

St. Mary`s University, Texas, B.A., 1962
St. Mary`s University School of Law, Texas, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:

Assistant district attorney, Jefferson County, Texas, 1965-1966
Private practice, Beaumont, Texas, 1966-1969, 1973-1995
City attorney, Beaumont, Texas, 1969-1973
Director, Lower Neches Valley Authority, Texas, 1983-1994

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, October 5, 1994; no Senate vote