David Folsom

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David Folsom
Chief Judge Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
2009–2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Thad Heartfield
Succeeded by Leonard Davis
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
March 17, 1995 – March 17, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Sam B. Hall, Jr.
Succeeded by Robert W. Schroeder III
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 67–68)
Murfreeboro, Arkansas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas School of Law

David Folsom (born 1947) is a retired United States federal judge.

Born in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, Folsom received a B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1969 and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1974. He was in private practice in Texarkana, Texas from 1974 to 1995. He was a deputy prosecuting attorney of Lafayette County, Arkansas from 1978 to 1981.

On January 11, 1995, Folsom was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas vacated by Sam B. Hall, Jr.. Folsom was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 17, 1995, and received his commission the same day. He retired on March 17, 2012.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thad Heartfield
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Leonard Davis
Preceded by
Sam B. Hall, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
1995–2012
Succeeded by
Robert W. Schroeder III