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Judge George C. Hanks, Jr. Appointed United States District Judge, Galveston and Victoria Divisions

United States District Judge George C. Hanks, Jr. was nominated by Barack Obama on January 7, 2015, to a seat vacated by Nancy F. Atlas. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 20, 2015, and received his commission on April 22, 2015. Judge Hanks was administered the oath of office on April 23, 2015. He will serve in the Galveston and Victoria Divisions of the Southern District of Texas.

Louisiana State University, B.A., 1986
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989
Duke University School of Law, LL.M., judicial studies, 2014

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Simeon Lake, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1989-1991
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1991-2000
Judge, Texas District Court, One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Judicial District, 2001-2002
Justice, First Court of Appeals of Texas, 2002-2010
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2010-2015