Ricardo Hinojosa

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Ricardo Hinojosa
Ricardo Hinojosa District Judge.jpg
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
November 13, 2009 – November 13, 2016
Preceded byHayden Wilson Head Jr.
Succeeded byLee H. Rosenthal
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Assumed office
May 5, 1983
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byWoodrow Bradley Seals
Personal details
Born
Ricardo H. Hinojosa

(1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 69)
Rio Grande City, Texas
EducationUniversity of Texas (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Ricardo H. Hinojosa (born January 24, 1950) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and served as the Chairman of the United States Sentencing Commission.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Rio Grande City, Texas, Hinojosa received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas, Austin in 1972, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1975. He was a law clerk to the Texas Supreme Court from 1975 to 1976. He was then in private practice in McAllen, Texas until 1983.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 12, 1983, Hinojosa was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by Judge Woodrow Bradley Seals. Hinojosa was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 4, 1983, and received his commission on May 5, 1983. He was appointed as a commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission by then President George W. Bush in 2003. He served as Chief Judge from 2009 to 2016.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hinojosa, Ricardo H. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Woodrow Bradley Seals
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1983–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Hayden Wilson Head Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
2009–2016
Succeeded by
Lee H. Rosenthal