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James D. Todd

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This page is about the federal judge for the Western District on Tennessee. For people with a similar name, see James Todd.

James D. Todd
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/11/1985 - 5/20/2008
Chief:   2001 - 2007
Senior:   5/20/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Stanley Anderson
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Scotts Hill, TN
Undergraduate:   Lambuth College, B.S., 1965
Law School:   University of Mississippi, Master of Combined Sciences, 1968
Grad. School:   U. of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1972

James Dale Todd is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Todd is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Tennessee, Todd graduated from Lambuth College in 1965 and also graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS with his Master of Combined Sciences degree in 1968 and Graduated from Memphis State University's Cecil Humphrey's law school in 1972.[1]

Professional career

After law school, Todd was a Private practice attorney in Jackson, TN from 1972 to 1983 and was appointed as a circuit court judge in Tennessee from 1983 to 1985.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Tennessee

On the recommendation of Congressman Jimmy Quillen, Todd was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 5, 1985 to a new judgeship created by 98 Stat. 333 which was approved by Congress. Todd was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 10, 1985 on a Senate Vote and received commission on July 11, 1985. Todd served as the chief judge of the court from 2001 to 2007 before assuming senior status on May 20, 2008.[1] Todd was succeeded in this position by Stanley Anderson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Western District of Tennessee
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Stanley Anderson

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