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Sanders, Harold Barefoot, Jr.

Born February 5, 1925, in Dallas, TX
Died September 21, 2008, in Dallas, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on February 6, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1979, and received commission on April 26, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1989-1995. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1996. Service terminated on September 21, 2008, due to death.

University of Texas, B.A., 1949
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1950

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant junior grade, 1943-1946
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1950-1961, 1969-1979
State representative, Texas, 1953-1959
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1961-1965
U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967; assistant deputy attorney general, 1965-1966; assistant attorney general, 1966-1967
Legislative counsel, President Lyndon Johnson, 1967-1969
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1989-1992
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1992-2000

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, September 25, 1968; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, January 9, 1969; nomination withdrawn by president, January 23, 1969