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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||12/27/2005 - Present|
|Chief:||2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Harold Albritton|
|Hometown:||Pike County, AL|
|Undergraduate:||Auburn U., B.S., 1973|
|Law School:||University of Alabama Law, J.D., 1976|
Early life and education
Born in Pike County, Alabama, Watkins graduated from Auburn University with his bachelor's degree in 1973 and from the University of Alabama Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1976.
Middle District of Alabama
On the recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Watkins was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama by President George W. Bush on September 28, 2005 to a seat vacated by Harold Albritton. Watkins was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 21, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on December 27, 2005. He became the chief judge of the court in 2011.
Awards and associations
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Alabama
Terry F. Moorer • Susan Walker • Charles Coody • Wallace Capel, Jr. •
|Former Article III judges||
|Former Chief judges|