Carlton W. Reeves

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Carlton Reeves
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 20, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by William Barbour
Personal details
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[edit]

Reeves was born in 1964, in Fort Hood, Texas.[1] He graduated magna cum laude from Jackson State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts.[2] Reeves then earned his Juris Doctor from University of Virginia School of Law in 1989.[2]

Judicial service[edit]

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.[3] On April 28, 2010, President Barack Obama formally nominated Reeves to a judgeship on the Southern District of Mississippi.[2] Reeves was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 2010 by voice vote.[4] He replaced Judge William Barbour.[5]

Reeves is the second African American federal judge from Mississippi.[5] The first was Henry Travillion Wingate, also of the Southern District of Mississippi, who was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1985.[5]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Barbour
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
2010–present
Incumbent