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Appointment of United States District Judge Charles R. Eskridge III, Houston Division

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on May 3, 2019, to a seat vacated by Gray Hampton Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 2019 and received his Commission on October 18, 2019. Judge Eskridge was administered the oath of office by Chief Judge Lee H. Rosenthal on October 22, 2019.


Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, B.S., 1985
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Charles Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1990-1991
Law clerk, Hon. Byron R. White, Supreme Court of the United States, 1991-1992
Special assistant, Hon. Howard M. Holtzmann, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, 1992-1994
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1994-2019
Adjunct professor of law, University of Houston Law Center, 2006-2018
Distinguished visiting practitioner of law, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011