Thomas G. Nelson

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Thomas G. Nelson

Thomas G. Nelson (November 14, 1936 – May 4, 2011) was a United States federal judge.

Nelson was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho.[1] He received an LL.B. from University of Idaho College of Law in 1962.[1] He served as Assistant state attorney general and chief deputy state attorney general of Idaho Office of the State Attorney General, from 1963 to 1965.[1] He was in the United States Army Reserve from 1965 to 1968 and was in private practice of law in Twin Falls, Idaho from 1965 to 1990.[1]

Nelson was a federal judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Nelson was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on July 18, 1990, to a seat vacated by J. Blaine Anderson.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 12, 1990, and received his commission on October 17, 1990.[1] He assumed senior status on November 14, 2003.[1] He remained on the court as a senior judge until December 2009, when he retired from hearing cases. He died May 4, 2011.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Thomas G. Nelson at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Schmidt, Mitchell (2011-05-06). "Nelson, federal judge from Idaho, has died at 74". San Jose Mercury News. Associated Press. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 

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