Ralph E. Tyson

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Ralph E. Tyson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
In office
2005–2011
Preceded by Frank Joseph Polozola
Succeeded by Brian Anthony Jackson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
In office
August 3, 1998 – July 18, 2011
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seat established by 111 Stat. 1174
Succeeded by Shelley Deckert Dick
Personal details
Born Ralph E. Tyson
(1948-08-13)August 13, 1948
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Died July 18, 2011(2011-07-18) (aged 62)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Education Louisiana State University B.A.
Paul M. Hebert Law Center J.D.

Ralph E. Tyson (August 13, 1948 – July 18, 2011) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tyson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1970 and a Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1973. He was in private practice from 1973 to 1988. He was an adjunct professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center from 1989 to 1991. He was an Instructor, Sociology/Law Enforcement Department, Southern University from 1989 to 1998. He was a judge on the Baton Rouge City Court, Louisiana from 1988 to 1993. He was a judge of the 19th Judicial District Court, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana from 1993 to 1998.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Tyson was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Tyson was nominated by President Bill Clinton on April 2, 1998, to a new seat created by 111 Stat. 1174. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 31, 1998, and received his commission on August 3, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2005 to 2011. His service was terminated by his death on July 18, 2011.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Joseph Polozola
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Brian Anthony Jackson
Preceded by
Seat established by 111 Stat. 1174
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
1998–2011
Succeeded by
Shelley Deckert Dick