Walter J. Gex III

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Walter J. Gex III (born 1939) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Gex received a B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1962 and an LL.B. from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1963. He was in private practice in Jackson, Mississippi from 1963 to 1972, and then in Bay St. Louis from 1972 to 1986.

On January 29, 1986, Gex was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi created by 98 Stat. 333. Gex was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 25, 1986, and received his commission on February 26, 1986. He assumed senior status on March 24, 2004.