Born 1948 in Birmingham, AL
Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
by George H.W. Bush on October 1, 1991, to a seat vacated by Charles Schwartz, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on November 21,
1991, and received commission on November 25, 1991. Served as chief judge, 2001-2001. Service terminated on November 27, 2001,
due to appointment to another judicial position.
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by George
W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by John M. Duhe, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on November 13, 2001, and received
commission on November 26, 2001.
University of Alabama, B.A., 1969
Tulane Law School,
Law clerk, Hon. Herbert W. Christenberry, U.S. District Court, Eastern District
of Louisiana, 1973-1975
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975-1991