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Garza, Emilio M.

Born 1947 in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1988, to a seat vacated by William S. Sessions. Confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 1988, and received commission on April 20, 1988. Service terminated on June 7, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on April 11, 1991, to a seat vacated by Thomas Morrow Reavley. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 1991, and received commission on May 30, 1991. Assumed senior status on August 1, 2012. Service terminated on January 5, 2015, due to retirement.

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1969
University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1970
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps captain, 1970-1973
Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1976-1987
Judge, Bexar County [Texas] Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth District Court, 1987-1988