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James Nowlin

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James Nowlin
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/26/1981 - 05/30/2003
Chief:   1999 - 2003
Senior:   05/31/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Jack Roberts
Succeeded by:   Earl Yeakel
Personal History
Born:   1937
Hometown:   San Antonio, TX
Undergraduate:   Trinity U., B.A., 1959
Law School:   University of Texas Law, J.D., 1963
Grad. School:   Trinity U., M.A., 1962
Military service:   U.S. Army 1959 - 1960, Reserves 1960 - 1968

James Robertson Nowlin (1937-present) is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

  • Trinity University, B.A., 1959
  • Trinity University, M.A., 1962
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1963[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Captain, 1959-1960
  • U.S. Army Reserve, JAG Corps, 1960-1968
  • Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1963-1965
  • Legal counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Washington, DC, 1965-1966
  • Member, Texas House of Representatives, 1967-1971, 1973-1981
  • Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1966-1981[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Texas

Nowlin was nominated to the Western District of Texas by President Ronald Reagan on September 17, 1981, to a seat vacated by Jack Roberts; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1981, and received commission on October 26, 1981. From 1999-2003, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on May 31, 2003.[1] Nowlin was succeeded in this position by Earl Yeakel.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jack Roberts
Western District of Texas
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Earl Yeakel