Melinda Harmon

Personal

Birthday: 
1946
Birthplace: 
Port Arthur, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. John V. Singleton, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1973-1975
Trial attorney, Litigation Section, Exxon Corporation, Houston, Texas, 1975-1988
Judge, Harris County [Texas] Two Hundred and Eightieth District Court, Civil Division, 1988-1989

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, June 23, 1988; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Radcliffe College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/22/1989
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