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Kenneth Hoyt

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Kenneth Hoyt
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   Houston, TX
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   04/01/1988 - 3/2/2013
Senior:   3/2/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Carl Bue
Past post:   Texas First District Court of Appeals, Justice
Past term:   1985 - 1988
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   San Augustine County, TX
Undergraduate:   Texas Southern U., A.B., 1969
Law School:   Texas Southern U. Law, J.D., 1972
Kenneth Hoyt is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. At the time of his appointment he was a Justice of the Texas First District Court of Appeals. He assumed senior status on March 2, 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Saint Augustine, Texas, Hoyt graduated from the Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas with his bachelor's degree in 1969 and received a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1972.[1]

Professional career

Hoyt was a private practice attorney in the State of Texas from 1972 to 1985. Hoyt also served as City Attorney for the Cities of Kendleton, Texas and Prairie View, Texas from 1975 to 1981. Hoyt served as Judge for the 125th Civil District Court of Texas from 1981 to 1982 while serving as a Faculty member for the South Texas College Trial Advocacy Program until 1982. Hoyt was an Adjunct Professor at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law from 1983 to 1984. Hoyt was appointed to serve as Justice of the Texas First District Court of Appeals from 1985 to 1988.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Texas

On the recommednation of Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Hoyt was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas by President Ronald Reagan on November 24, 1987 to a seat vacated by Carl Bue, Jr.. Hoyt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 31, 1988 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 1, 1988.[2] On March 2, 2013, Kenneth Hoyt assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas after serving on the court for nearly 15 years.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Carl Bue
Southern District of Texas
1988–2013
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
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