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Hodges, William Terrell

Born 1934 in Lake Wales, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 8, 1971, to a seat vacated by Joseph P. Lieb. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1971, and received commission on December 15, 1971. Served as chief judge, 1982-1989. Assumed senior status on May 2, 1999.

University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1956
University of Florida College of Law (now Fredric G. Levin College of Law), J.D., 1958

Professional Career:

Private practice, Tampa, Florida, 1958-1971
Instructor in business, University of South Florida, 1961-1966
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1994-1999
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2000-2007; chair, 2000-2007