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Julia Gibbons

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Julia Gibbons
Julia Gibbons Circuit Judge.jpg
Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   7/31/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Gilbert Merritt
Past post:   Western District of Tennessee
Past chief:   1994 - 2000
Past term:   6/7/1983 - 8/2/2002
Past position:   Seat #3
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Pulaski, TN
Undergraduate:   Vanderbilt U., B.A., 1972
Law School:   University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1975

Julia Smith Gibbons (b. 1950) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Pulaski, Tennessee, Gibbons graduated from Vanderbilt University with her bachelor's degree in 1972 and later obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975.[1]

Professional career

Gibbons was a law clerk for former Federal Appeals Judge William Miller in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976. Gibbons entered private practice in 1976 in the state of Tennessee. From 1979 to 1981, Gibbons served as a legal adviser to Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander before becoming a judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit of Tennessee in Division VI.[1]

Judicial career

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, Gibbons was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President George W. Bush on October 9, 2001, to a seat vacated by Gilbert Merritt. Gibbons was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 29, 2002 on a Senate vote and received commission on July 31, 2002.[2]

Western District of Tennessee

Gibbons was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 12, 1983 to a seat on the Western District of Tennessee vacated by Harry Wellford. Gibbons was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 6, 1983 and received commission on August 2, 1983.[1] Gibbons was succeeded in this position by Daniel Breen.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harry Wellford
Western District of Tennessee
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Daniel Breen
Preceded by:
Gilbert Merritt
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

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