Keith P. Ellison

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Keith P. Ellison
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Assumed office
July 7, 1999
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Norman William Black
Personal details
Born Keith P. Ellison
1950 (age 67–68)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Education Harvard University (B.A.)
Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)

Keith P. Ellison (born 1950) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. His chambers are in Houston, Texas.

Education[edit]

Born in 1950 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ellison was educated first at Harvard College, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1972. He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford where he studied at Magdalen College, receiving a second Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1976.

Career[edit]

After graduating from Yale, he clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He then clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun of the Supreme Court during the October 1977 term, before entering private practice in Houston, Texas.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 26, 1999, Ellison was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by Norman William Black. Ellison was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1999, and received his commission on July 7, 1999. His chambers were in Laredo, until 2005 when his duty station transferred to Houston.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Norman William Black
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1999–present
Incumbent