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Name Hughes, Sarah Tilghman
City Dallas
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born August 2, 1896, in Baltimore, MD
Died April 23, 1985

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

Born August 2, 1896, in Baltimore, MD
Died April 23, 1985

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1962. Confirmed by the Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962. Assumed senior status on August 4, 1975. Service terminated on April 23, 1985, due to death.

Education:
Goucher College, A.B., 1917
George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1922

Professional Career:

Police officer, Washington, D.C., 1919-1922
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1922-1935
State representative, Texas, 1931-1935
Judge, Texas District Court, 1935-1961

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, September 25, 1961; no Senate vote


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