Tom Stewart Lee

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Tom Stewart Lee (born 1941) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Lee received a B.A. from Mississippi College in 1963 and a J.D. 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 on the Scott County Youth Court, Forest, Mississippi from 1979 to 1982. He was a Municipal judge, City of Forest, Mississippi in 1982.

Lee was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Lee was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1984, to a seat vacated by 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 1996-2003. He assumed senior status on April 8, 2006.

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