Curtis Lynn Collier

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Curtis Lynn Collier
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Assumed office
October 31, 2014
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
In office
2005–2012
Preceded by Robert Allan Edgar
Succeeded by Thomas A. Varlan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
In office
May 10, 1995 – October 31, 2014
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Travis Randall McDonough
Personal details
Born Curtis Lynn Collier
1949 (age 67–68)
Marianna, Arkansas
Education Tennessee State University (B.S.)
Duke University School of Law (J.D.)

Curtis Lynn Collier (born 1949) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Marianna, Arkansas, Collier received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 1974. He was in the United States Air Force from 1974 to 1979. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1979 to 1987 and held the same office in the Eastern District of Tennessee from 1987 to 1995.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Collier is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 13, 1995, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1995, and received his commission on May 10, 1995. He served as chief judge from 2005 to 2012. He assumed senior status on October 31, 2014.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
1995–2014
Succeeded by
Travis Randall McDonough
Preceded by
Robert Allan Edgar
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
2005–2012
Succeeded by
Thomas A. Varlan