Joe Fish

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Joe Fish
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   2/24/1983 - 11/12/2007
Chief:   2002 - 2007
Senior:   11/12/2007 - Present
Preceded by:   Patrick E. Higginbotham
Succeeded by:   Reed O'Connor
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate:   Yale College, 1965
Law School:   Yale Law School, 1968
Military service:   U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant, 1968-1974

Joe Fish is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He joined the court in 1983 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Fish is a judge serving on senior status.[1]

Education

Fish graduated from Yale with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and with his law degree in 1968.[1]

Professional career

Fish was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Texas from 1968 to 1980. He was a attorney at the Dallas based Law firm McKenzie & Baer from 1968 to 1980 before becoming a judge on Texas District 95 in Dallas County from 1980 to 1981. He was appointed to the Texas Court of Appeals by Governor Bill Clements in 1981.[2]

Judicial career

Northern District of Texas

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Fish was appointed by President Ronald Reagan on February 23, 1983, and received commission on February 24, 1983. Fish served as the chief judge of the Northern District of Texas from 2002 to 2007 before later assuming senior status on November 12, 2007.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Patrick E. Higginbotham
Northern District of Texas
1983–2007
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Reed O'Connor


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