Stanley Thomas Anderson

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Stanley Thomas Anderson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Assumed office
March 18, 2017
Preceded by J. Daniel Breen
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Assumed office
May 21, 2008
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by James Dale Todd
Personal details
Born Stanley Thomas Anderson
1953 (age 63–64)
Lexington, Tennessee
Education University of Tennessee B.S.
University of Memphis School of Law J.D.

Stanley Thomas Anderson (born 1953) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Lexington, Tennessee, Anderson received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1980. He was then in private practice in Tennessee until 1983, and again from 1987 to 2003, serving in the interim as an assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation from 1983 to 1985, and as a claims commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Treasury from 1985 to 1987.

Federal judicial service[edit]

In 2003, Anderson became a United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Tennessee. On September 6, 2007, he was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee vacated by James Dale Todd. Anderson was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 10, 2008, and received his commission on May 21, 2008. He became Chief Judge on March 18, 2017.

Sources[edit]

FJC Bio

Legal offices
Preceded by
J. Daniel Breen
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
James Dale Todd
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
2008–present