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Hugh Lawson

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Hugh Lawson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Station:   Macon, GA
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
Personal History
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

Judge Lawson graduated from Emory with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and later graduated from Emory Law with his J.D. Degree in 1964.[1]

Professional career

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.[1]

Judicial career

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.[1]

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.[1] He was succeeded in this position by Marc Thomas Treadwell.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Wilbur Owens, Jr.
Middle District of Georgia
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Marc Thomas Treadwell