Todd J. Campbell

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Todd J. Campbell
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
In office
2005–2012
Preceded by Robert L. Echols
Succeeded by William Joseph Haynes Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
In office
December 26, 1995 – December 1, 2016
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr.
Personal details
Born Todd J. Campbell
1956 (age 60–61)
Rockford, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Education Vanderbilt University B.A.
University of Tennessee College of Law J.D.

Todd J. Campbell (born 1956) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, serving as Chief Judge of the court from 2005 – 2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Rockford, Illinois, Campbell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 1978 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1982.[1]

Professional career[edit]

A longtime supporter and aide of former Vice President Al Gore, Campbell worked in private law practice in Nashville, Tennessee from 1982 until 1993. He worked as the deputy campaign manager for legal affairs and the treasurer of Gore's presidential campaign committee from 1987 until 1988, and he also worked as legal counsel to the personnel department during Bill Clinton and Al Gore's 1992-1993 presidential transition. In 1993, Campbell took a job working for Gore as Deputy Counsel to the Vice President and director of administration. From 1993 until 1995, Campbell served as Counsel to the Vice President and director of administration. He then worked briefly in private practice in Nashville in 1995.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 27, 1995, President Bill Clinton nominated Campbell to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee to replace Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., who had taken senior status. The United States Senate confirmed Campbell in a voice vote on December 22, 1995, and he received his commission on December 26, 1995.[1] Campbell served as the Middle District's chief judge from 2005 to 2012.[1] being succeeded by William Joseph Haynes Jr.. He retired from the bench on December 1, 2016, due to a certified disability.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
1995–2016
Vacant
Preceded by
Robert L. Echols
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
2005–2012
Succeeded by
William Joseph Haynes Jr.