Filemon Vela

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Filemon Vela
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4T
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   6/18/1980 - 5/1/2000
Senior:   5/1/2000 - 4/13/2004
Preceded by:   Reynaldo Garza
Succeeded by:   Andrew Hanen
Personal History
Born:   1935
Deceased:   2004
Law School:   St. Mary's University School of Law (1962)

Filemon Bartolome Vela (1935-2004) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Vela was nominated to the Southern District of Texas by President Jimmy Carter on January 22, 1980, to a seat vacated by Reynaldo Garza; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1980, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on May 1, 2000. He served the Southern District of Texas until his death on April 13, 2004.[1] Vela was succeeded in this position by Andrew Hanen.

Early life and education

  • St. Mary`s University School of Law, J.D., 1962[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Private, 1957-1959
  • Private practice, Harlingen, Texas, 1962-1963
  • Private practice, Brownsville, Texas, 1963-1974
  • City commissioner, Brownsville, Texas, 1971-1973
  • Judge, 107th Judicial District, Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas, 1975-1980[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Texas

Vela was nominated to the Southern District of Texas by President Jimmy Carter on January 22, 1980, to a seat vacated by Reynaldo Garza; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1980, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on May 1, 2000. He served the Southern District of Texas until his death on April 13, 2004.[1] Vela was succeeded in this position by Andrew Hanen.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Reynaldo Garza
Southern District of Texas
1980–2000
Seat #4T
Succeeded by:
Andrew Hanen