Hugh Lawson (judge)

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Hugh Lawson
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Assumed office
December 31, 2008
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
2006–2008
Preceded by William Augustus Bootle
Succeeded by C. Ashley Royal
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
December 26, 1995 – December 31, 2008
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Wilbur Dawson Owens, Jr.
Succeeded by Marc Thomas Treadwell
Personal details
Born Hugh Lawson
1941 (age 75–76)
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Education Emory University B.A.
Emory University School of Law J.D.

Hugh Lawson (born 1941) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Hawkinsville, Georgia, Lawson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1963 and a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1964. He was in private practice in Hawkinsville from 1965 to 1979. He was a judge of the Superior Court of Georgia, Oconee Judicial Circuit of Georgia from 1979 to 1995.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On August 10, 1995, Lawson was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia vacated by Wilbur D. Owens, Jr.. Lawson was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 1995, and received his commission on December 26, 1995. He served as chief judge from 2006 to 2008, assuming senior status on December 31, 2008.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Augustus Bootle
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
2006–2008
Succeeded by
C. Ashley Royal
Preceded by
Wilbur Dawson Owens, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
1995–2008
Succeeded by
Marc Thomas Treadwell