David Folsom

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David Folsom
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
2009–2012
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 David Folsom
1947 (age 70–71)
Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Education University of Arkansas (B.A.)
University of Arkansas School of Law (J.D.)

David Folsom (born 1947) is a retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, Folsom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in 1969 and a Juris Doctor 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.

Federal judicial service[edit]

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 was Chief Judge from 2009 to 2012. He retired on March 17, 2012.

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Legal offices
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
Preceded by
Thad Heartfield
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Leonard Davis