Born 1954 in Marion, VA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Thomas W. Phillips. Confirmed by the Senate on March 5, 2014, and received commission on March 7, 2014.
University of Tennessee, B.A., 1976
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1979
Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1979-2014
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, May 16, 2013; no Senate vote