Randy Crane

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Randy Crane
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #19
Station:   McAllen, TX
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   03/19/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   114 Stat. 2762
Personal History
Born:   1965
Hometown:   Houston, TX
Undergraduate:   U. of Texas, B.A., 1985
Law School:   U. of Texas Law, J.D., 1987



Randy Crane is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Houston, Texas, Crane graduated from the University of Texas with his bachelor's degree in 1985 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1987.[1]

Professional career

Crane was a private practice attorney in the State of Texas from 1988 to 2002.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Texas

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Phil Gramm, Crane was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas by President George W. Bush on September 21, 2001 to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762, which was approved by Congress. Crane was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 18, 2002 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 19, 2002.[1][2]

Notable cases

Texas Sheriff guilty in drug smuggling conspiracy (2009)

  United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
     *[ United States, v. Jose Carlos Hinojosa, et al.] cr-M-08-1168-S2
Judge Crane presided in the case of former Starr County Sheriff Reymundo “Rey” Guerra who was setenced by the judge on August 26, 2009 for his role in a drug smuggling plot.[3] The judge setenced the former sheriff to 56 months in prison for leaking confidential information to known drug smugglers. The judge described Guerra's actions as "a stain on the badge."[3]


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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of Texas
2002–Current
Seat #19
Succeeded by:
NA


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