Nelva Gonzales Ramos

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Nelva Gonzales Ramos
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Station:   Corpus Christi, TX
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   08/08/2011-Current
Preceded by:   Hayden Head
Past post:   Texas District 347
Past term:   2000 - 2011
Personal History
Born:   1966
Hometown:   Port Lavaca
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Southwest Texas State U., B.S., 1987
Law School:   U. of Texas Law, J.D., 1991

Nelva Gonzales Ramos is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in January 2011. Before being appointed to the Southern District of Texas bench, Ramos served as the judge of Texas District 347 from 2000 to 2011.[1][1]

Early life and education

Ramos received an undergraduate degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1987 and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1991.[2]

Professional career

Judicial career

Southern District of Texas

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Nelva Gonzales Ramos
 Court:Southern District of Texas
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified

Ramos was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to replace the recently retired Hayden Head.[3]

Ramos was rated Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 13, 2011, and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here .The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send Ramos' nomination to the full Senate for a vote on May 12, 2011.[4]

Ramos was confirmed on August 2, 2011 by a Senate voice vote.[5] After receiving word on August 4, 2011 that the paperwork had been signed by President Obama, Ramos was officially sworn in at the Federal Courthouse in Corpus Christi.[6]

In late May of 2011, before Senate confirmation hearings were scheduled, Governor Rick Perry interviewed applicants to replace Ramos.[7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Hayden Head
Southern District of Texas
Seat #8
Succeeded by: