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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas|
|Title:||Former Chief Judge|
|Appointed by:||Jimmy Carter|
|Active:||10/5/1979 - 9/5/2003|
|Chief:||1995 - 2001|
|Senior:||9/5/2003 - 9/21/2009|
|Preceded by:||William Taylor|
|Succeeded by:||Jane Boyle|
|Born:||September 5, 1933|
|Home State:||Overton, TX|
|Deceased:||September 21, 2009|
|Bachelors:||Kilgore Junior College, B.S., 1953; U. of Texas, B.A., 1955|
|Law School:||U. of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1957|
Jerry Buchmeyer is a former Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He joined the court in 1979 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Buchmeyer died on September 21, 2009 at age 76. 
Early life and education
A Texas native, Buchmeyer earned an Associate's Degree from Kilgore Junior College in 1953 and later earned his Bachelor's and Juris Doctorate Degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955 and 1957.
Buchmeyer spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Texas. Buchmeyer was a Partner for the Dallas based Law Firm of Thompson & Knight from 1958 to 1979.
Northern District of Texas
On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Buchmeyer was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on August 3, 1979 to a seat vacated by William Taylor as Taylor Buchmeyer was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 4, 1979 and received commission on October 5, 1979. Buchmeyer served as the chief judge of the court from 1995 to 2001 before assuming senior status on September 5, 2003. Buchmeyer's federal court service ended with his death on September 21, 2009.
- Judge Buchmeyer's Home Page at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Buchmeyer
- Judge Buchmeyer's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
- ↑ Houston Chronicle "Retired federal judge Buchmeyer dies", September 22, 2009
- ↑ Dallas Morning News "Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, who transformed Dallas public housing, dies at 76", September 22, 2009
- ↑ Wall Street Law Blog "Law Blog Obituary: U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer", September 23, 2009
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Judge Buchmeyer's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Texas
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|Former Article III judges||
Andrew Phelps McCormick • Patrick Higginbotham • Robert Hill • John Rector • Edward Roscoe Meek • Harold Sanders • Jerry Buchmeyer • James Clifton Wilson • William Hawley Atwell • Thomas Whitfield Davidson • David Belew • Leo Brewster • Joseph Dooley • Joe Estes • Sarah Hughes • Elton Kendall • Eldon Mahon • Robert Porter • William Taylor • Halbert Woodward •
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