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Harry Hudspeth

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Harry Hudspeth
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   11/27/1979 - 6/30/2001
Chief:   1992 - 1999
Senior:   6/30/2001 - Current
Preceded by:   Adrian Spears
Succeeded by:   Alia Ludlum
Past post:   Western District of Texas, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1977 - 1979
Personal History
Born:   1935
Hometown:   Dallas, TX
Undergraduate:   U. of Texas, A.B., 1955
Law School:   U. of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1958
Military service:   U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Corporal, 1958-1959

Harry Hudspeth is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. He joined the court in 1979 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Hudspeth is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

Born in Dallas, Texas, Hudspeth graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas with his Bachelor's degree in 1955 and with his Juris Doctor degree in 1958.[1]

Professional career

Hudspeth was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1958 to 1959. Hudspeth served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. from 1959 to 1962. Hudspeth became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas U.S. Attorney's Office until 1969 before entering private practice in the State of Texas until 1977.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Texas

Hudspeth was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas from 1977 to 1979.

On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Hudspeth was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by President Jimmy Carter on October 11, 1979 to a seat vacated by Adrian Spears. Hudspeth was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 26, 1979 and received commission on November 27, 1979. Hudspeth served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1992 to 1999.[1] Hudspeth was succeeded in this position by Alia Ludlum.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Adrian Spears
Western District of Texas
1979–2001
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Alia Ludlum


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