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Samuel Frederick Biery Jr.
Born Samuel Frederick Biery Jr.
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McAllen, Texas
Education Texas Lutheran College (BA)
Dedman School of Law (JD)
Predecessor Walter Scott Smith Jr.
Successor Orlando Luis Garcia

Samuel Frederick Biery Jr. (born November 11, 1947) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.[1][2][3]

Education and career

Born in McAllen, Texas, Biery received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Lutheran College in 1970 and a Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in 1973.[1] He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976 where he became an E4.[1] He was in private practice in San Antonio, Texas from 1973 to 1978.[1] He was a judge on the County Court at law number two in Bexar County, Texas from 1979 to 1982.[1] He was a judge on the 150th District Court, State of Texas from 1983 to 1988.[1] He was a Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals, State of Texas from 1989 to 1994.

Federal judicial service

On November 19, 1993, Biery was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas created by 104 Stat. 5089.[2] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 1994, and received his commission on March 11, 1994.[2] Biery was elevated to Chief Judge on June 1, 2010, his term as Chief Judge ended in late 2015.[2] His court is in San Antonio. His April 29, 2013 ruling on 35 Bar and Grille LLC, et. al. v. The City of San Antonio reached press notoriety for its use of puns, sexual innuendo and double entendres.[4]

References

External links

  • Samuel Frederick Biery Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
1994–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Walter Scott Smith Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
2010–2015
Succeeded by
Orlando Luis Garcia

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