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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||6/21/1982 - 7/31/1997|
|Chief:||1993 - 1997|
|Senior:||7/31/1997 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Winston Arnow|
|Succeeded by:||Stephan Mickle|
|Undergraduate:||University of Florida, B.A., 1954|
|Law School:||University of Florida College of Law, LL.B., 1960|
Maurice Mitchell Paul is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Paul is serving on senior status.
Early life and education
Paul graduated from the University of Florida with his bachelor's degree in 1954 and later graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with his LL.B. in 1960. Paul served three years of Active Duty in the US Army from 1954 to 1957.
After law school, Paul was a professor serving on a interim basis University of Florida College of Law in 1960 before entering into Private practice licensed in the State of Florida from 1960 to 1972. In 1973, Paul was appointed Circuit Court Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida until his appointment to the federal bench in 1982.
Northern District of Florida
On the advice of U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins, Paul was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on on April 26, 1982 to a seat vacated by Winston Arnow as Arnow assumed senior status. Paul was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 18, 1982 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 21, 1982. Paul served as the chief judge of the court from 1993 to 1997 before later assuming senior status on July 31, 1997.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Florida
|Magistrate judges||Charles Kahn • Gary Jones • Larry Bodiford • Gordon M. Davis • Elizabeth Timothy •|
|Former Article III judges||
George Young • Isaac Hopkins Bronson • McQueen McIntosh • Philip Fraser • Thomas Settle • Charles Swayne • William Bostwick Sheppard • Augustus Long • Winston Arnow • George Carswell • Curtis Waller • George Whitehurst • Lynn Higby • David Middlebrooks • Dozier DeVane •
|Former Chief judges|