James M. Moody
This is the page about the federal judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. If you are looking for information about the federal judge for the Northern District on Indiana, please see James T. Moody, if you want the state judge for the Sixth Circuit of Arkansas see James Moody (Arkansas), and if you are looking for information about the federal judge for the Middle District of Florida, please see James S. Moody.
|James M. Moody|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||8/14/1995 - 10/1/2008|
|Senior:||10/1/2008 - 3/7/2014|
|Preceded by:||Henry Woods|
|Succeeded by:||Kristine Gerhard Baker|
|Hometown:||El Dorado, AR|
|Undergraduate:||University of Arkansas, B.S.I.M., 1962|
|Law School:||University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1964|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1964 - 1966|
James Maxwell Moody was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.When Moody's son, James Moody (Arkansas), was confirmed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas James Maxwell Moody retired from court in accordance with federal law. Moody retired on March 7, 2014.
Early life and education
A native of Arkansas, Moody graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in 1962 and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1964. Moody served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1964 to 1966.
Eastern District of Arkansas
On the recommendation of Senators David Pryor and Dale Bumpers, Moody was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 27, 1995, to a seat vacated by Henry Woods. Moody was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 11, 1995 and received his commission on August 14, 1995. He assumed senior status on October 1, 2008. Moody, in accordance with federal law, retired from United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, to allow his son James Moody (Arkansas) to accept a confirmation to the same court.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Arkansas
Kristine Gerhard Baker
|Magistrate judges||H. David Young • Jerry Cavaneau • J. Thomas Ray • Beth Deere • Jerome Kearney • Joe J. Volpe •|
|Former Article III judges||
James M. Moody • Henry Woods • William Overton • Richard Arnold (Arkansas) • Terry Shell • Daniel Ringo • Henry Clay Caldwell • John Williams (Arkansas) • Jacob Trieber • John Ellis Martineau • Thomas Trimble • Harry Lemley • Oren Harris • Jesse Henley • George Howard • Elsijane Roy • Stephen Reasoner • Gordon Young •
|Former Chief judges|