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Nixon, John Trice

Born January 9, 1933, in New Orleans, LA
Died December 19, 2019, in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on February 27, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 1980, and received commission on May 12, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1991-1998. Assumed senior status on August 15, 1998. Service terminated on December 19, 2019, due to death.

Harvard University, A.B., 1955
Vanderbilt University Law School, LL.B., 1960

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1958
Private practice, Anniston, Alabama, 1960-1962
City attorney, Anniston, Alabama, 1962-1964
Trial attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1964-1969
Private practice, 1969-1971
Staff attorney, Office of the State Comptroller, Tennessee, 1971-1976
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1976-1977
Judge, Tennessee Circuit Court, 1977-1978
Judge, Tennessee General Sessions Court, 1978-1980