Thomas G. Nelson

Personal

Birthday: 
11/14/1936
Birthplace: 
Idaho Falls, ID
Date of Death: 
5/4/2011
Place of Death: 
Boise, ID
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant attorney general and chief deputy attorney general, State of Idaho, 1963-1965
U.S. Army Reserve, 1965-1968
Private practice, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1965-1990

Education

Name of School: 

University of Idaho College of Law

Law school is a big investment. When law schools are rated upon objective criteria, Idaho is recognized as one of the best values in the nation. The Winter 2004 edition of the Crittenden publication, PreLaw, rated law schools upon six objective criteria: tuition levels (2002-03 data), bar passage rates, employment rates for graduates, median amounts of scholarship grants, slots available for students in clinical programs, and faculty-student ratios. Upon these standards, the University of Idaho College of Law received an 'excellent value' rating -- making it the most highly rated public or private law school in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the most highly rated in the country.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1962

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Court Name: 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/17/1990
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/14/2003
Termination Date: 
5/4/2011
Termination Reason: 
Death
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