Thad Heartfield

Personal

Birthday: 
1940
Birthplace: 
Port Arthur, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant district attorney, Jefferson County, Texas, 1965-1966
Private practice, Beaumont, Texas, 1966-1969, 1973-1995
City attorney, Beaumont, Texas, 1969-1973
Director, Lower Neches Valley Authority, Texas, 1983-1994

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, October 5, 1994; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
St. Mary`s University, Texas
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1962
Name of School - Second: 

St. Mary's University School of Law

St. Mary's University is an independent Catholic institution based in the rich tradition of the Society of Mary. As a community of faith recognizing the contributions of all persons, including members of other religions and of no religious faith, the University is a special place for reflection, dialogue, research, service, and teaching.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965

Judicial Career

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

Texas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/1995
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/1/2010
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