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Harold DeMoss

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Harold DeMoss
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   12/02/1991-6/30/2007
Senior:   7/001/2007-Present
Preceded by:   Jerre Stockton Williams
Personal History
Born:   1930
Hometown:   Houston, TX
Undergraduate:   Rice University, 1952
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, 1955
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1955-1957

Harold R. DeMoss, Jr. is a federal appeals judge 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. DeMoss is serving on senior status.[1]


DeMoss graduated from Rice University with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and graduated from Texas Law with his law degree in 1955.[1]

Military service

DeMoss served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.[1]

Professional career

DeMoss spent his legal career as a private practice attorney from 1957 to 1991.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, DeMoss was nominated for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991, to a seat vacated by Judge Jerre Williams. DeMoss was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 27, 1991, on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on December 2, 1991. He assumed senior status on July 1, 2007.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jerre Williams
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Catharina Haynes