Carlton W. Reeves
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi|
December 20, 2010
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||William Barbour|
|Born||1964 (age 49–50)
Fort Hood, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Jackson State University
University of Virginia
Carlton Wayne Reeves (born 1964) is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He was previously an attorney in Jackson, Mississippi.
Early life and education
Reeves was born in 1964, in Fort Hood, Texas. He graduated magna cum laude from Jackson State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts. Reeves then earned his Juris Doctor from University of Virginia School of Law in 1989.
During the 111th Congress, a committee including Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Jamie Franks and Democratic members of the Mississippi House delegation recommended Reeves for filling a vacancy on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. On April 28, 2010, President Barack Obama formally nominated Reeves to a judgeship on the Southern District of Mississippi. Reeves was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 2010 by voice vote. He replaced Judge William Barbour.
Reeves is the second African American federal judge from Mississippi. The first was Henry Travillion Wingate, also of the Southern District of Mississippi, who was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1985.
- Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire: Carlton Wayne Reeves, (April 26, 2010).
- President Obama Names Three to the United States District Court, whitehouse.gov (April 28, 2010).
- Brian Perry, Obama's appointments, The Neshoba Democrat (March 11, 2009).
- Associated Press, Reeves confirmed as US judge for south Mississippi, (December 19, 2010).
- Ward Schaefer, Obama Names African American Jackson Attorney to Federal Bench, Jackson Free Press (April 29, 2010).
- Carlton W. Reeves at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi