Xavier Rodriguez

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Xavier Rodriguez
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   San Antonio, TX
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   08/01/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   Edward Prado
Past post:   Texas Supreme Court, Justice
Past term:   2001 - 2002
Personal History
Born:   1961
Hometown:   San Antonio, TX
Undergraduate:   Harvard, B.A., 1983
Law School:   University of Texas Law, J.D., 1987
Grad. School:   U. of Texas, M.P.A., 1987
Military service:   U.S. Army, Reserves 1983 - 1993

Xavier Rodriguez is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Rodriguez graduated from Harvard University with his bachelor's degree in 1983 and received his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1987. Rodriguez earned a Master's of Public Affairs degree from the Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs in 1987. Rodriguez served in the United States Army Reserves from 1983 to 1993.[1]

Professional career

Rodriguez was a private practice attorney in Texas from 1987 to 2002 and again from 2002 to 2003. Rodriguez was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to Justice of the Texas Supreme Court from 2001 to 2002 before being nominated to the Federal Bench.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Texas

Rodriguez on the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators Kay Bailey-Hutchinson and John Cornyn, Rodriguez was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by PresidentGeorge W. Bush on May 1, 2003 to a seat vacated by Edward Prado. Rodriguez was confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 2003 on an unanimous vote and received commission on August 1, 2003.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

Judicial philosophy

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Edward Prado
Western District of Texas
Seat #1
Succeeded by: