David Hittner

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David Hittner
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Assumed office
November 11, 2004
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
June 9, 1986 – November 11, 2004
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by George Edward Cire
Succeeded by Micaela Alvarez
Personal details
Born David Hittner
1939 (age 77–78)
Schenectady, New York
Education New York University (B.S.)
New York University School of Law (J.D.)

David Hittner (born 1939) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Schenectady, New York, Hittner became an Eagle Scout,[1] and received a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in 1961 and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1964. After obtaining his law degree, Hittner joined the United States Army as a captain in 1965. The following year, Hittner left the army and was in private practice in Houston, Texas until 1978. He was an elected judge on the 133rd District Court of Texas from 1978 to 1986.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Hittner was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the bench of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on April 22, 1986, to a seat vacated by Judge George Edward Cire. Hittner was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 6, 1986, and received his commission on June 9, 1986. He assumed senior status on November 11, 2004.[2]

Notable case[edit]

Throughout 2011 and 2012, Hittner presided over the legal proceedings against Allen Stanford, who was eventually convicted of various crimes related to the operation of a Ponzi scheme, and was sentenced by Hittner to 110 years in prison.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Block, Nelson (April 30, 2010). "Eagle Scout title opens doors of opportunity". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Hittner, David - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ "Allen Stanford jailed for 110 years for $7bn Ponzi". BBC News. June 14, 2012. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George Edward Cire
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1986–2004
Succeeded by
Micaela Alvarez