Carl Stewart

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Carl Stewart
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Title:   Chief Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   05/09/1994 - Present
Chief:   10/1/2012 - Present
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Louisiana
Undergraduate:   Dillard University, 1971
Law School:   Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 1974

Carl E. Stewart is a federal appeals judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He became Chief Judge on October 1, 2012.[1][2]

Early life and education

Stewart graduated from Dillard with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and graduated from Loyola-New Orleans Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1974.[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Captain, JAG Corps, 1975-1977
  • Private practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1977-1978
  • Staff attorney, Louisiana State Attorney General's Office, 1978-1979
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Louisiana, 1979-1983
  • Private practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1983-1985[1]

Judicial career

Fifth Circuit

Stewart was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by Bill Clinton on January 27, 1994 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Stewart was confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994 on a majority voice vote and received commission on May 9, 1994.[3]

Awards and associations

  • 2010 Vice president, American Inns of Court Board of Trustees[4]


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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