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Name Cobb, Howell
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born December 7, 1922, in Atlanta, GA
Died September 16, 2005, in Castine, ME

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born December 7, 1922, in Atlanta, GA
Died September 16, 2005, in Castine, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 26, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2001. Service terminated on September 16, 2005, due to death.

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy aviation cadet, 1942-1943
U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, 1943-1945
Instructor, Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1945
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1949-1954
Private practice, Beaumont, Texas, 1954-1985

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, September 10, 1984; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) EE-TX-0440 : United States v. Port Arthur Housing Authority
EE-TX-0451 : McClain v. Lufkin Industries

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