Jerry Buchmeyer

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Jerry L. Buchmeyer
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
September 5, 2003 – September 21, 2009
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
1995–2001
Preceded byBarefoot Sanders
Succeeded byA. Joe Fish
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
October 5, 1979 – September 5, 2003
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded byWilliam McLaughlin Taylor Jr.
Succeeded byJane J. Boyle
Personal details
Born
Jerry L. Buchmeyer

(1933-09-05)September 5, 1933
Overton, Texas
DiedSeptember 21, 2009(2009-09-21) (aged 76)
San Marcos, Texas
EducationKilgore College (A.A.)
University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)

Jerry L. Buchmeyer (September 5, 1933 – September 21, 2009) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Overton, Texas, on September 5, 1933, Buchmeyer received an Associate of Arts degree from Kilgore Junior College (now Kilgore College) in 1953, his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1956, and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law in 1957. He graduated from UT's law school with the highest grade-point average in its history—a position he held for 15 years. From 1958 to 1979, he was in private law practice in Dallas, Texas at the law firm of Thompson & Knight.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Buchmeyer was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on August 3, 1979, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas vacated by Judge William McLaughlin Taylor Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1979, and received his commission on October 5, 1979. He served as Chief Judge from 1995 to 2001. He assumed senior status on September 5, 2003. His service terminated on September 21, 2009, due to his death in San Marcos, Texas.[1][2]

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Preceded by
William McLaughlin Taylor Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1979–2003
Succeeded by
Jane J. Boyle
Preceded by
Barefoot Sanders
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1995–2001
Succeeded by
A. Joe Fish