Howell Cobb

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Howell Cobb
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   4/4/1985 - 3/1/2001
Senior:   3/1/2001 - 9/16/2005
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Ron Clark
Personal History
Born:   1922
Deceased:   2005
Law School:   University of Virginia School of Law (1948)

Howell Cobb (1922-2005) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Cobb was nominated to the Eastern District of Texas by President Ronald Reagan on February 26, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. He assumed senior status on March 1, 2001. He served the Eastern District of Texas until his death on September 16, 2005.[1] Cobb was succeeded in this position by Ron Clark.

Early life and education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1948[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Navy Aviation Cadet, 1942-1943
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant, 1943-1945
  • Instructor, Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1945
  • Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1949-1954
  • Private practice, Beaumont, Texas, 1954-1985[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Texas

Cobb was nominated to the Eastern District of Texas by President Ronald Reagan on February 26, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. He assumed senior status on March 1, 2001. He served the Eastern District of Texas until his death on September 16, 2005.[1] Cobb was succeeded in this position by Ron Clark.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Eastern District of Texas
1985–2001
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Ron Clark