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Holmes, J[ames] Leon

Born 1951 in Hazen, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 29, 2003, to a seat vacated by Stephen M. Reasoner. Confirmed by the Senate on July 6, 2004, and received commission on July 7, 2004. Served as chief judge, 2005-2012. Assumed senior status on March 31, 2018. Service terminated on February 5, 2020, due to retirement.

Arkansas State University, B.A., 1973
Northern Illinois University, M.A., 1976
Duke University, Ph.D., 1979
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Frank Holt, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1982-1983
Private practice, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1983-1990, 1992-2004
Adjunct faculty, Political Science Department, University of Arkansas, 1983
Tutor and professor, Thomas Aquinas College, 1990-1992
Adjunct faculty, University of Arkansas School of Law, 2002