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Name Smith, Jerry Edwin
City Houston
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2219

Smith, Jerry Edwin
Born 1946 in Del Rio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court ... read more
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2219

Smith, Jerry Edwin
Born 1946 in Del Rio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1987, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1987, and received commission on December 21, 1987.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1969
Yale Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Halbert O. Woodward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1972-1973
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1973-1984
Director, Harris County [Texas] Housing Authority, 1978-1980
Special assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1981-1982
Chairman, Houston [Texas] Civil Service Commission, 1982-1984
City attorney, Houston, Texas, 1984-1987



This additional biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Smith, Jerry Edwin
Born 1946 in Del Rio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1987, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1987, and received commission on December 21, 1987.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1969
Yale Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Halbert O. Woodward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1972-1973
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1973-1984
Director, Harris County [Texas] Housing Authority, 1978-1980
Special assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1981-1982
Chairman, Houston [Texas] Civil Service Commission, 1982-1984
City attorney, Houston, Texas, 1984-1987

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-TX-0001 : Harris v. Johnson
CW-LA-0001 : Del A. v. Roemer
DR-TX-0001 : Frame v. City of Arlington
ED-TX-0002 : Hopwood v. Texas
EE-MS-0059 : Price v. Choctaw Glove & Safety Co., Inc.
EE-TX-0444 : Chandler v. City of Dallas
EE-TX-0451 : McClain v. Lufkin Industries
FA-TX-0001 : Schultz v. Medina Valley Independent School District
FA-TX-0002 : Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius
FA-TX-0004 : Planned Parenthood Association v. Suehs
FA-TX-0005 : East Texas Baptist University v. Sebelius
ID-LA-0003 : Gary W. v. Louisiana
ID-TX-0001 : Lelsz v. Kavanaugh
IM-TX-0028 : Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch
IM-TX-0034 : State of Texas v. United States
PC-TX-0003 : Ruiz v. Estelle


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