Ralph Wilson Nimmons Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
9/14/1938
Birthplace: 
Dallas, TX
Date of Death: 
11/24/2003
Place of Death: 
Jacksonville, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Jacksonville, Florida, 1963-1965, 1973-1977
Assistant public defender, Jacksonville, Florida, 1965-1969
Assistant state attorney, Florida, 1969-1971
Assistant city general counsel, Jacksonville, Florida, 1971-1973
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1977-1983
Judge, Florida District Court of Appeal, First District, 1983-1991

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, September 17, 1980; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Florida
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1960
Name of School - Second: 

Levin College of Law - University of Florida

The law school offers courses of study leading to the Juris Doctor degree, including Certificate Programs in Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts Practice, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law or International and Comparative Law. Joint J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines are available, too. The college also offers one of the leading LL.M. in Taxation programs in the United States.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1963

Judicial Career

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

Florida Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/2/1991
Termination Date: 
11/24/2003
Termination Reason: 
Death
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