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Walter Gex

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Walter Gex
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Station:   Gulfport, MS
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   02/26/1986 - 03/23/2004
Senior:   03/24/2004 - Present
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Louis Guirola
Personal History
Born:   1939
Hometown:   Bay St. Louis, MS
Undergraduate:   University of Mississippi, B.A., 1962
Law School:   University of Mississippi Law, LL.B., 1963

Walter Gex is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Gex is a judge serving on senior status. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.[1]

Early life and education

AS Mississippi native, Gex graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and with his law degree in 1963.[1]

Professional career

Gex spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Mississippi from 1963 to 1986.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Mississippi

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, Gex was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on January 29, 1986 to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333 which was approved by Congress. Gex was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 25, 1986 on a Senate vote and received commission on February 26, 1986. Gex later assumed senior status on March 24, 2004.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of Mississippi
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Louis Guirola

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