Ralph Tyson

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Ralph Tyson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Baton Rouge, LA
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   08/03/1998 - 07/18/2011
Chief:   2005 - 2011
Preceded by:   111 Stat. 1174
Succeeded by:   Shelly Deckert Dick
Past post:   19th Judicial District, Judge
Past term:   1993 - 1998
Personal History
Born:   August 13, 1948
Hometown:   Baton Rouge, LA
Deceased:   July 18, 2011
Undergraduate:   Louisiana State U., B.A., 1970
Law School:   Louisiana State U. Law, J.D., 1973

Ralph Tyson was an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Tyson served as the Chief Judge of the Court serving as the Court's Lead Judicial Administrative officer in conjunction with the Clerk of Court in the day to day operations of the court. He passed away in office on July 18, 2011 at the age of 62.[1]

Early life and education

A Louisiana native, Tyson graduated from Louisiana State University with his bachelor's degree in 1970 and later graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Center with his Juris Doctor Degee in 1973.[1]

Professional career

Tyson was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Louisiana from 1973 to 1988. Tyson began his judicial career as a City Court Judge in the Baton Rouge City Court from 1988 to 1993 and also was a circuit court judge in the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge Parish from 1993-1998. In addition to being a judge, Tyson also served as a Adjunct professor at the Louisiana State University Law School from 1989 to 1991 and also was a Instructor in the Sociology/Law Enforcement Department at Southern University from 1989 to 1998.[1]

Judicial career

Middle District of Louisiana

On the unanamious recommendation of U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu and John Breaux, Brady was nominated by President Bill Clinton on April 2, 1998 to a new seat created by 111 Stat. 1174 which was approved by Congress. Tyson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 1998 on a Senate vote and received commission on August 3, 1998. Tyson served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 2005 until his death on July 18, 2011.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Middle District of Louisiana
1998–2011
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Shelly Deckert Dick


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