|Name||Julia Smith Gibbons|
Memphis, Tennessee , United States
|| December 23, 1950
Jul 03, 2006 08:49pm
|Info||Julia Smith Gibbons (b. December 23, 1950 in Pulaski, Tennessee) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. |
Education and Professional Career
Gibbons received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law. After graduation, she served as a law clerk to Sixth Circuit Judge William E. Miller. She was in private practice from 1976-1979 before joining Governor Lamar Alexander's staff as a legal advisor in 1979. In 1981, she left the Governor's staff to become a state trial judge in Tennessee.
Gibbons was first appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan on June 7, 1983. She served as a judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee until her appointment by President George W. Bush to the Sixth Circuit. She was nominated to that court by Bush on October 9, 2001 and confirmed 95-0 by the United States Senate on July 29, 2002.