Richard A. Schell

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Richard Alexander Schell
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Assumed office
March 10, 2015
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
1994–2001
Preceded byRobert Manley Parker
Succeeded byJohn H. Hannah Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
In office
June 6, 1988 – March 10, 2015
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byWilliam Steger
Succeeded bySean D. Jordan
Personal details
Born
Richard Alexander Schell

(1950-03-10) March 10, 1950 (age 69)
Dallas, Texas
EducationSouthern Methodist University (B.A.)
Dedman School of Law (J.D.)

Richard Alexander Schell (born March 10, 1950) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Dallas, Texas, Schell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in 1975. He was an instructor at the Dedman School of Law from 1975 to 1976. He was an assistant district attorney of Collin County, Texas in 1976. He was in private practice in McKinney, Texas from 1977 to 1982. He was a Judge of the County Court at Law in Collin County from 1982 to 1986. He was a Judge of the 219th Judicial District Court of Texas from 1986 to 1988.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 13, 1988, Schell was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas vacated by Judge William Steger. Schell was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 27, 1988, and received his commission on June 6, 1988. He served as Chief Judge from 1994 to 2001. He took senior status on March 10, 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Schell, Richard A. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
William Steger
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
1988–2015
Succeeded by
Sean D. Jordan
Preceded by
Robert Manley Parker
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
1994–2001
Succeeded by
John H. Hannah Jr.