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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||12/26/1995 - 12/31/2008|
|Chief:||2006 - 2008|
|Senior:||12/31/2008 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Wilbur Owens, Jr.|
|Succeeded by:||Marc Thomas Treadwell|
|Undergraduate:||Emory University, B.A., 1963|
|Law School:||Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1964|
Hugh Lawson is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Lawson served the court as chief judge from 2006-2008 and is presently serving on senior status.
Early life and education
Lawson was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Georgia from 1965 to 1979 before becoming a superior court judge in the Oconee Judicial Circuit Superior Court of Georgia from 1979 to 1995.
Middle District of Georgia
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, Lawson was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 10, 1995 to a seat vacated by Wilbur Owens, Jr. which assumed senior status. Lawson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 22, 1995 on a majority voice vote and received commission on December 26, 1995.
Judge Lawson served as the chief judge of the Middle District of Georgia from 2006 to 2008 before assuming senior status on December 31, 2008. He was succeeded in this position by Marc Thomas Treadwell.
- Judge Lawson's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
- Courthouse News Service, "Proselytizing nurse loses discrimination claim," June 25, 2013
|Federal judicial offices|
Wilbur Owens, Jr.
|Middle District of Georgia
Marc Thomas Treadwell
Hugh Lawson • Willie Sands •
|Magistrate judges||Charles Weigle • Thomas Langstaff • M. Stephen Hyles •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|