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Hilda Tagle

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Hilda Tagle
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #17
Station:   Brownsville, TX
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   05/17/1998 - 12/31/2012
Senior:   12/31/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Past post:   Texas District 148, Judge
Past term:   1995 - 1998
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Corpus Christi, TX
Undergraduate:   East Texas State University, 1969
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, 1977
Grad. School:   North Texas State University, 1971

Hilda Tagle is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. On December 31, 2012, Tagle assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas after serving on the court for fourteen years.[1][2]

Education

Tagle received an associate's degree in 1967 from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi and later obtained her bachelor's degree in 1969 from Texas A&M University Commerce. Tagle received a Master's degree in 1971 from the University of North Texas. She went on to earn her J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1977.[2]

Professional career

Tagle was a law clerk for the Legal Aid Society of Central Texas in 1977, assisting low-income and indigent clients, while serving as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Corpus Cristi, Texas until 1978. Tagle was Assistant County Attorney for Nueces County, Texas from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1981, she was the Assistant District Attorney for Nueces County, Texas. From 1981 to 1985, Tagle was an instructor in the Legal Assistant Program at Del Mar College. Tagle served as judge for the Nueces County Court At Law No.3 from 1985 to 1994. From 1994 to 1998, Tagle served on the 148th District Court of Texas.[2]

Judicial career

Southern District of Texas

Tagle was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas by President Bill Clinton on March 21, 1997, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. Tagle was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 11, 1998, and received commission on March 17, 1998.[3] On December 31, 2012, she assumed senior status after serving on the court for fourteen years.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of Texas
1998–2012
Seat #17
Succeeded by:
NA


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