James D. Todd
This page is about the federal judge for the Western District on Tennessee. If you are looking for information on the magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, please see James B. Todd or if you are looking for the Texas justice of the peace, please see James Todd (Texas).
|James D. Todd|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||7/11/1985 - 5/20/2008|
|Chief:||2001 - 2007|
|Senior:||5/20/2008 - Present|
|Preceded by:||98 Stat. 333|
|Succeeded by:||Stanley Anderson|
|Home State:||Scotts Hill, TN|
|Undergraduate:||Lambuth College, B.S., 1965|
|Law School:||U. of Mississippi, Master of Combined Sciences, 1968|
|Grad. School:||U. of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1972|
James Dale Todd is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Todd is serving on senior status.
Early life and education
A native of Tennessee, Todd graduated from Lambuth College in 1965 and also graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS with his Master of Combined Sciences degree in 1968 and Graduated from Memphis State University's Cecil Humphrey's law school in 1972. 
Western District of Tennessee
On the recommendation of Congressman Jimmy Quillen, Todd was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 5, 1985 to a new judgeship created by 98 Stat. 333 which was approved by Congress. Todd was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 10, 1985 on a Senate Vote and received commission on July 11, 1985. Todd served as the chief judge of the court from 2001 to 2007 before assuming senior status on May 20, 2008.  Todd was succeeded in this position by Stanley Anderson.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Tennessee
Jon McCalla • James D. Todd •
|Magistrate judges||Diane Vescovo • Tu Pham • Edward Bryant • Charmiane Claxton •|
|Former Article III judges||
Bernice Donald • John McNairy • Morgan Welles Brown • Julia Gibbons • Harry Wellford • West Hughes Humphreys • Connally Findlay Trigg • Eli Shelby Hammond • John Ethridge McCall • John William Ross • Harry Bennett Anderson • John Donelson Martin • Marion Boyd • Bailey Brown • Odell Horton • Robert McRae • Jerome Turner •
|Former Chief judges|