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Thad Heartfield

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Thad Heartfield
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   3/17/1995 - 1/1/2010
Chief:   2003 - 2009
Senior:   1/1/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert Parker
Succeeded by:   James Gilstrap
Personal History
Born:   1940
Hometown:   Port Arthur, TX
Undergraduate:   St. Mary`s University, B.A., 1962
Law School:   St. Mary`s University School of Law, J.D., 1965

Thad Heartfield is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Heartfield served as Chief Judge of the court from 2003 to 2009. Heartfield assumed senior status on January 1, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

Heartfield graduated from St. Mary`s University in San Antonio with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and his J.D. degree in 1965.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Eastern District of Texas

Heartfield was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 11, 1995, to a seat vacated by Judge Robert Parker. Heartfield was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 17, 1995, and received commission on March 17, 1995. Heartfield served as the Chief Judge from 2003 to 2009.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Parker
Eastern District of Texas
1995–2010
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
James Gilstrap


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