Harry Lee Hudspeth

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Harry Lee Hudspeth (born 1935) is a former United States federal judge.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Hudspeth received an A.B. from the University of Texas in 1955 and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1958. While a student at UT, he was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.[1]

He was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1958 to 1959. He was a trial attorney of U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. from 1959 to 1962, and was then an assistant United States Attorney of the Western District of Texas from 1962 to 1969. He was in private practice in El Paso, Texas from 1969 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979, he was a U.S. Magistrate for the Western District of Texas.

On October 11, 1979, Hudspeth was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas vacated by Adrian A. Spears. Hudspeth was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 26, 1979, and received his commission on November 27, 1979. He served as chief judge from 1992-1999. He assumed senior status on June 30, 2001. He retired from active service on January 31, 2016.

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  1. ^ The Cactus. Austin, TX: University of Texas. 1956. p. 187. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Adrian Anthony Spears
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
1979–2001
Succeeded by
Alia M. Ludlum