Joseph Jefferson Fisher

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Joseph Jefferson Fisher
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
January 30, 1984 – June 19, 2000
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
1967–1980
Preceded byJoseph Warren Sheehy
Succeeded byWilliam Wayne Justice
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
September 10, 1959 – January 30, 1984
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byLamar John Ryan Cecil
Succeeded bySam B. Hall Jr.
Personal details
Born
Joseph Jefferson Fisher

(1910-04-16)April 16, 1910
Bland Lake, Texas
DiedJune 19, 2000(2000-06-19) (aged 90)
Beaumont, Texas
EducationUniversity of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)

Joseph Jefferson Fisher (April 16, 1910 – June 19, 2000) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Bland Lake, San Augustine County, Texas, Fisher received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law in 1936. He was county attorney of San Augustine County from 1937 to 1939, and then district attorney of the First Judicial District of Texas from 1939 to 1946. He was in private practice in Jasper, Texas from 1946 to 1957. He was a Judge of the First Judicial District of Texas from 1957 to 1959.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 7, 1959, Fisher was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas vacated by Judge Lamar John Ryan Cecil. Fisher was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 9, 1959, and received his commission on September 10, 1959. He served as Chief Judge from 1967 to 1980. He assumed senior status on January 30, 1984, and served in that capacity until his death on June 19, 2000 in Beaumont, Texas.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Lamar John Ryan Cecil
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
1959–1984
Succeeded by
Sam B. Hall Jr.
Preceded by
Joseph Warren Sheehy
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
1967–1980
Succeeded by
William Wayne Justice