John Thomas Fowlkes Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Memphis [Tennessee] Area Legal Services, 1978
Assistant public defender, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1978-1979
Assistant district attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1979-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Tennessee, 1989-2002; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1997, 2001-2002
Chief administrative officer, Shelby County, Tennessee, 2002-2007
Judge, Tennessee Criminal Court, Thirtieth Judicial District, 2007-2012

Education

Name of School: 
Valparaiso University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1975
Name of School - Second: 

University of Denver - STURM College of Law

With a host of new faculty members added during the past few years, a new building, the wonderful naming gift from Donald and Susan Sturm and the development of the Nanda Center for International Law supported by a generous gift from Doug and Mary Scrivner, the Sturm College of Law is poised for a major leap forward in quality and stature, says Chancellor Robert D. Coombe.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1977

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/1/2012
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