John Trice Nixon

Personal

Birthday: 
1933
Birthplace: 
New Orleans, LA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1958
Private practice, Anniston, Alabama, 1960-1962
City attorney, Anniston, Alabama, 1962-1964
Trial attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1964-1969
Private practice, 1969-1971
Staff attorney, Office of the State Comptroller, Tennessee, 1971-1976
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1976-1977
Judge, Tennessee Circuit Court, 1977-1978
Judge, Tennessee General Sessions Court, 1978-1980

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1955
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

The skills of lawyers, including the skills of analyzing complex issues, asking the right questions, advocating for clients, and managing disputes and organizations, are best taught in a rigorous setting by first-rate faculty, in the company of outstanding classmates. At Vanderbilt, you'll find a faculty that is second to none in combining excellent and demanding teaching with important and influential research. More than anywhere else, Vanderbilt professors are demanding in class and civil and accessible outside it. Our faculty and staff work hard to model, in every class and every program, best practices in teaching law. As a result, our graduates are in high demand, with more than 550 employers visiting Vanderbilt every year to recruit our students for positions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1960

Judicial Career

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

Tennessee Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/12/1980
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/15/1998
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