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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana|
|Station:||Baton Rouge, LA|
|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|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
- Judge Tyson's Webpage at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana (dead link)
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Tyson
- Judge Tyson's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Louisiana
Shelly Deckert Dick
|Magistrate judges||Stephen Riedlinger • Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|