James Parker

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James Parker
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/6/1987 - 9/1/2003
Chief:   2000 - 2003
Senior:   9/1/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Howard Bratton
Succeeded by:   Judith Herrera
Personal History
Born:   1937
Hometown:   Houston, TX
Undergraduate:   Rice University, B.A., 1959
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1962
James Aubrey Parker is a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Born in Houston, Texas, Parker graduated from Rice University with his bachelor's degree in 1959 and later graduated from the University of Texas Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1962.[1]

Professional career

Parker was a private practice attorney in New Mexico from 1969 to 1982.[1]

Judicial career

District of New Mexico

Parker was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico by President Ronald Reagan on July 10, 1987 to a seat vacated by Howard Bratton. Parker was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1987 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 6, 1987. Parker served as Chief Judge of the Court from 2000 to 2003. He then assumed senior status on September 1, 2003.[2] Parker was succeeded in this position by Judith Herrera.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Howard Bratton
District of New Mexico
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Judith Herrera