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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana|
|Station:||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Appointed by:||Jimmy Carter|
|Active:||09/26/1979 - 10/30/1998|
|Chief:||1979 - 1998|
|Senior:||10/31/1998 - Present|
|Preceded by:||92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by:||James J. Brady|
|Home State:||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Bachelors:||Louisiana State U., B.A., 1949|
|Law School:||Louisiana State U. Law, J.D., 1952|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1952 - 1954, Reserves 1954 - 1964|
John Parker is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. He joined the court in 1979 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Parker assumed senior status on October 31, 1998.
Early life and education
A native of Louisiana, Parker graduated from Louisiana State University with his Bachelor's Degree in 1949 and later graduated from Louisiana State University Law School with his juris doctor degree in 1952. After Law School, Parker served two years in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 and served in the US Army Reserve from 1954 to 1964.
Parker started his legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Louisiana from 1954 to 1979 and also served as a part-time Assistant parish attorney for East Baton Rouge from 1956 to 1966.
Middle District of Louisiana
Parker was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on May 24, 1979 to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629 which was approved by Congress. Parker was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Parker served as the Chief Judge of the court from 1979 to 1998 before later assuming senior status on October 31, 1998. Parker was succeeded in this position by James J. Brady.
- Judge Parker's Webpage at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Parker
- Judge Parker's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Louisiana
James J. Brady
John Parker •
|Magistrate judges||Stephen Riedlinger • Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|