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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama|
|Appointed by:||Jimmy Carter|
|Active:||4/3/1980 - 2/11/1991|
|Chief:||1984 - 1991|
|Senior:||2/11/1991 - Present|
|Preceded by:||92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by:||Ira De Ment|
|Home State:||Selma, AL|
|Bachelors:||University of North Carolina, A.B., 1942|
|Law School:||Yale Law School, LL.B., 1948|
Truman McGill Hobbs is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He joined the court in 1980 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Hobbs is also a judge serving on senior status. 
Early life and education
A native of Alabama, Hobbs graduated from the University of North Carolina with his Bachelor's Degree in 1942 then served four years on Active Duty in the US Navy till 1946 achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Hobbs graduated after being discharged by the Navy with his Juris Doctorate Degree from Yale Law School in 1948.
After law school, Hobbs became a Law clerk for former United States Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, from 1948 to 1949. From 1949 to 1980, Hobbs became a private practice Attorney in the State of Alabama and also served as the Chairman of the Alabama Board of Unemployment Appeals from 1952 to 1958.
Middle District of Alabama
Hobbs was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on January 23, 1980 to a new judgeship created by 92 Stat. 1629 which was approved by Congress. Hobbs was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 3, 1980 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 3, 1980. Hobbs served as chief judge of the court from 1984 to 1991 before later assuming senior status on February 11, 1991.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Alabama
Ira De Ment
Truman Hobbs • William Albritton •
|Magistrate judges||Terry F. Moorer • Susan Walker • Wallace Capel, Jr. •|
|Former Article III judges||
William Crawford • John Gayle • William Giles Jones • Richard Busteed • George Washington Lane • John Bruce • Joel Dubina • Thomas Goode Jones • Henry De Lamar Clayton • Charles Brents Kennamer • Ira De Ment • Thomas Pittman • Robert Varner • Frank M. Johnson, Jr. •
|Former Chief judges|