Tom Stewart Lee

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Tom Stewart Lee
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Assumed office
April 8, 2006
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
In office
1996–2003
Preceded by William Henry Barbour Jr.
Succeeded by Henry Travillion Wingate
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
In office
June 11, 1984 – April 8, 2006
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Dan Monroe Russell Jr.
Succeeded by Daniel Porter Jordan III
Personal details
Born Tom Stewart Lee
(1941-04-08) April 8, 1941 (age 77)
Jackson, Mississippi
Education Mississippi College (B.A.)
University of Mississippi Law School (J.D.)

Tom Stewart Lee (born April 8, 1941) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Lee received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College in 1963 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1965. He was in the United States Army Reserve Captain, JAG Corps from 1965 to 1973. He was in private practice in Forest, Mississippi from 1965 to 1984. He was a prosecuting attorney of Scott County, Mississippi from 1968 to 1971. He was a judge of the Scott County Youth Court in Forest, Mississippi from 1979 to 1982. He was a Municipal judge, City of Forest, Mississippi in 1982.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Lee was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1984, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi vacated by Judge Dan Monroe Russell Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 11, 1984, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1996 to 2003. He assumed senior status on April 8, 2006.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Dan Monroe Russell Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
1984–2006
Succeeded by
Daniel Porter Jordan III
Preceded by
William Henry Barbour Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
1996–2003
Succeeded by
Henry Travillion Wingate