User:Polbot/fjc/Jerry Edwin Smith

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Jerry Edwin Smith (born 1946) is a United States federal judge.

Smith was born in Del Rio, Texas. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1969. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1972. He was a law clerk, Hon. Halbert O. Woodward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas from 1972 to 1973. He was in private practice of law in Houston, Texas from 1973 to 1984. He was a Director, Harris County Housing Authority, Texas from 1978 to 1980. He was a Special assistant attorney general of Texas from 1981 to 1982. He was a Chairman, Houston Civil Service Commission, Texas from 1982 to 1984. He was a City attorney of Houston, Texas from 1984 to 1987.

Smith was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Smith was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1987, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1987, and received commission on December 21, 1987.


Category:1946 births Category:Living people Category:Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit