Fortunato Benavides

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Fortunato Benavides
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   05/09/1994-2/3/2012
Senior:   2/3/2012-Present
Preceded by:   Thomas Gee
Succeeded by:   Gregg Costa
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Mission, TX
Undergraduate:   University of Houston, 1968
Law School:   University of Houston Law Center, 1972

Fortuanto Pedro Benavides (b. 1947) is a federal judge on senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Benavides assumesd senior status on February 3, 2012.[1]

Early life and Education

Benavides graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's in Business Administration in 1968 and later graduated from Houston Law with his juris doctor degree in 1972.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Benavides was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1994 to a seat vacated by Thomas Gee. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Benavides assumed senior status on February 3, 2012.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas Gee
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Gregg Costa