Hugh Gibson (judge)

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Hugh Gibson (November 8, 1918 – June 18, 1998) was a United States federal judge from Texas.

Gibson was born in Cameron, Texas, and received a B.A. from Rice University in 1940. He was a Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II, serving from 1942-1945. He returned to his studies, earning an LL.B. from Baylor University School of Law in 1948. He taught as a professor at Baylor for a year after his graduation, and then worked as an assistant district attorney in Galveston, Texas, from 1949-1952, and an assistant city attorney for Galveston from 1951-1953. In 1954, he became a judge of the Probate Court of Galveston County, Texas, and continued in that office until 1968. In 1969, he became a judge for the 56th Judicial District of Texas, until his elevation to the federal bench in 1979.

On July 31, 1979, President Jimmy Carter nominated Gibson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by Finis Cowan. Gibson was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1979, and received his commission the following day. Gibson assumed senior status on November 1, 1989, and continued to serve in that capacity until his death, in Galveston.

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Preceded by
Finis Cowan
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
October 5, 1979 – November 1, 1989
Succeeded by
Samuel B. Kent