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Name Fowlkes, John Thomas Jr.
City Memphis
State TN
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race African-American
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Fowlkes, John Thomas Jr.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Fowlkes, John Thomas Jr.
Born 1951 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Barack Obama on December 16, 2011, to a seat vacated by Bernice Bouie Donald. Confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 2012, and received commission on August 1, 2012.

Education:
Valparaiso University, B.A., 1975
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Memphis [Tennessee] Area Legal Services, 1978
Assistant public defender, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1978-1979
Assistant district attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1979-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Tennessee, 1989-2002; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1997, 2001-2002
Chief administrative officer, Shelby County, Tennessee, 2002-2007
Judge, Tennessee Criminal Court, Thirtieth Judicial District, 2007-2012

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