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Pryor, William Holcombe, Jr.

Born 1962 in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Received a recess appointment from George W. Bush on February 20, 2004, to a seat vacated by Emmett Ripley Cox; nominated to the same position by George W. Bush on February 14, 2005. Confirmed by the Senate on June 9, 2005, and received commission on June 10, 2005. Served as chief judge, 2020-present.

Education:
Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe), B.A., 1984
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1987-1988
Private practice, Alabama, 1988-1995
Adjunct professor, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1989-1995
Deputy attorney general, State of Alabama, 1995-1997
Attorney general, State of Alabama, 1997-2004
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2013-

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, April 9, 2003; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, March 12, 2004; no Senate vote