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Sam Lindsay
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #12
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   3/17/1998 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   San Antonio, TX
Undergraduate:   St. Mary`s U., B.A., 1974
Law School:   University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1977

Sam Lindsay is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.[1]

Early life and education

A native Texan, Lindsay graduated from St. Mary's University of San Antonio with his bachelor's degree in 1974 and later graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin with his Juris Doctor degree in 1977.[1]

Professional career

After Law School, Lindsay was a in-house Staff Attorney for the Texas Aeronautics Commission from 1977 to 1979 before spending 20 years as an Attorney in the Dallas City Attorney's Office from 1979 to 1998. Lindsay was first the lead attorney for the Federal Litigation Section handling cases that are heard in the Federal Courts from 1979 to 1986. In 1986, Lindsay was promoted to the Chief of litigation division/executive assistant city attorney as he was the lead civil litigator for the City of Dallas from 1986 to 1990. In 1990, Lindsay was promoted to First Assistant City Attorney as he moved up to the next highest ranking attorney from the lead City Attorney. In 1991, Lindsay was the interim Lead City Attorney before being made permanent in the position in 1992 a role in which he served until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1998.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Texas

Lindsay was nominated by President Bill Clinton on November 8, 1997 to a new judgeship created by 104 Stat. 5089. Lindasy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 11, 1998 and received commission on March 17, 1998.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Northern District of Texas
1998–Current
Seat #12
Succeeded by:
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