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Holmes, Paul Kinloch III

Born 1951 in Newport, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Robert T. Dawson. Confirmed by the Senate on February 7, 2011, and received commission on February 8, 2011. Served as chief judge, 2012-present.

Education:
Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, B.A., 1973
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Private practice, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1978-1993, 2001-2011
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1993-2001

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, April 28, 2010; no Senate vote