Hayden Head

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Hayden Head
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/26/1981-11/13/2009
Chief:   2003-2009
Senior:   11/13/2009-7/18/2014
Preceded by:   Owen Cox
Succeeded by:   Nelva Gonzales Ramos
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Sherman, TX
Undergraduate:   University of Texas, 1966
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, 1968
Military service:   U.S. Navy, 1969-1972

Hayden Head was an federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He joined the court in 1981 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Head was the Chief Judge of the court serving as the court's lead judicial administrative officer in conjunction with the Clerk of Court in the court's day to day operations from 2003 to 2009. On November 12, 2009, he assumed senior status until July 18, 2014 when he retired.[1][2]

Early life and education

A native of Texas, Head graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and with his LL.B. in 1968. Head served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1972.[3]

Military service

Head served in the US Navy from 1969 to 1972.[3]

Professional career

Head spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Texas from 1968 to 1969 and 1972 to 1981.[3]

Judicial career

Southern District of Texas

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Head was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 17, 1981 to a seat vacated by Owen Cox as Cox assumed senior status. Head was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 21, 1981 on a senate vote and received commission on October 26, 1981. Head was the Chief Judge of the court from 2003 to 2009.[3] He retired from the court on July 18, 2014.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Owen Cox
Southern District of Texas
1981–2009
Seat #8
Succeeded by:
Nelva Gonzales Ramos


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