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 - 06/30/2007
Senior:   07/01/2007 - Present
Preceded by:   Jerre Stockton Williams
Personal History
Born:   1930
Hometown:   Houston, TX
Undergraduate:   Rice, 1952
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, 1955

Harold R. DeMoss, Jr. (b. 1930) 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]

Early life and education

A native Texan, DeMoss graduated from Rice with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and graduated from Texas Law with his law degree in 1955. DeMoss served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.[1]

Professional career

DeMoss spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Texas from 1957 to 1991.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, DeMoss was nominated by President is a federal judge 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 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 before assuming 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