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Wilson, Cory Todd

Born 1970 in Pascagoula, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on May 4, 2020, to a seat vacated by E. Grady Jolly. Confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 2020, and received commission on July 2, 2020.

Education:
University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1992
Yale Law School, J.D., 1995

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Emmett R. Cox, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1995-1996
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1996-2005, 2006-2008, 2011-2016
Adjunct professor, Mississippi College School of Law, 1998, 2013
White House fellow, U.S. Department of Defense, 2005-2006
Deputy secretary of state and chief of staff, State of Mississippi, 2008-2011
Private practice, Madison, Mississippi, 2011
Senior advisor and counsel, Office of the State Treasurer, State of Mississippi, 2014-2015
State representative, Mississippi, 2016-2019
Private practice, Ridgeland, Mississippi, 2016-2019
Judge, Mississippi Court of Appeals, 2019-2020

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, October 15, 2019; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, January 6, 2020; withdrawn by president, May 4, 2020