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Charles Pickering

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Charles Pickering
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   1/16/2004 - 12/8/2004
Preceded by:   Henry Politz
Succeeded by:   Keith Starrett
Personal History
Born:   1937
Undergraduate:   Jones County Junior College (1957), University of Mississippi (1959)
Law School:   University of Mississippi Law School (1961)

Charles Willis Pickering, Sr. (b. 1937) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Henry Politz. Pickering received a recess appointment from Bush on January 16, 2004. His service terminated on December 8, 2004, due to retirement.[1]

Early life and education

  • Jones County Junior College, A.A., 1957
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1959
  • University of Mississippi Law School, LL.B., 1961[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Laurel, Mississippi, 1961-1990
  • City prosecuting attorney, Laurel, Mississippi, 1962-1964
  • County prosecuting attorney, Jones County, Mississippi, 1964-1968
  • Municipal judge, Laurel, Mississippi, 1969
  • Member, Mississippi State Senate, 1972-1980[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of Mississippi

Pickering was a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on May 11, 1990, to a seat vacated by Walter Nixon. Pickering was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 28, 1990, and received commission on October 1, 1990. Service terminated on January 16, 2004, due to appointment to another judicial position.[1] Pickering was succeeded in this position by Keith Starrett.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Walter Nixon
Southern District of Mississippi
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Keith Starrett
Preceded by:
Henry Politz
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Leslie Southwick