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Emilio Garza

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Emilio Garza
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   5/30/1991-8/1/2012
Senior:   8/1/2012-Present
Preceded by:   Thomas Reavley
Past post:   Western District of Texas
Past term:   1988-1991
Past position:   Seat #4
Personal History
Born:   1947
Home state:   San Antonio, Texas
Undergraduate:   University of Notre Dame, 1969
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, 1976

Emilio M. Garza is a federal appeals judge serving on senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. On August 1, 2012, Judge Emilio Garza assumed senior status.[1]

Education

Garza graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his bachelor's degree in 1969 and his master's degree in 1970. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1976.[1]

Military service

Garza served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1970 to 1973.[1]

Professional career

Garza was a private practice attorney in the State of Texas from 1976 to 1987 before becoming a judge of the 225th District Court of Bexar County from 1987 to 1988.[1]

Judicial career

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Garza was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on April 11, 1991, to a seat vacated by Judge Thomas Reavley as Reavley assumed senior status. Garza was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 1991, by unanimous consent and received commission on May 30, 1991.[2] On August 1, 2012, Judge Emilio Garza assumed senior status.

Western District of Texas

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Garza was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by President Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1988, to a seat vacated by Judge William S. Sessions as Sessions assumed senior status. Garza was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on unanimous consent of the Senate on April 19, 1988. He received commission on April 20, 1988.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Steele Sessions
Western District of Texas
1988–1991
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Orlando Garcia
Preceded by:
Thomas Reavley
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
1991–2012
Succeeded by:
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