Jorge Antonio Solis

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Jorge Antonio Solis
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
November 13, 2014 – May 1, 2016
Preceded bySidney A. Fitzwater
Succeeded byBarbara M. Lynn
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
September 16, 1991 – May 1, 2016
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byRobert William Porter
Succeeded byKaren Gren Scholer
Personal details
Born
Jorge Antonio Solis

1951 (age 67–68)
San Ygnacio, Texas
EducationMcMurry College (B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)

Jorge Antonio Solis (born 1951) is a former United States District Judge and former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in San Ygnacio, Texas, Solis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMurry College in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1976, he was an assistant criminal district attorney of the United States Attorney's Office in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas from 1976 to 1981. He was in private practice from 1981 to 1982, after which he returned to the United States Attorney's Office as a criminal district attorney from 1983 to 1987, he was a special prosecutor for the Narcotics Task Force in 1988. Solis then served as a Judge of the 350th District Court of Texas from 1989 to 1991.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 19, 1991, Solis was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas vacated by Judge Robert William Porter. Solis was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 12, 1991, and received his commission on September 16, 1991, he became Chief Judge on November 13, 2014. He served as Chief Judge until he retired on May 1, 2016.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Solis, Jorge Antonio - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert William Porter
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1991–2016
Succeeded by
Karen Gren Scholer
Preceded by
Sidney A. Fitzwater
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Barbara M. Lynn