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James Dale Todd

James Dale Todd, American federal judge. Bar: Tennessee 1972, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1972, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1975. Recipient Law & Liberty award, Jackson Madison County Bar Association, 1988, Lifetime Achievement award Lambuth University, 2001; named Alumnus of Year Lambuth College Alumni Association, 1985.

Background

  • Todd, James Dale was born on May 20, 1943 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, United States. Son of James P. and Jeanette Grace (Duck) Todd.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Lambuth College, 1965. Master Combined Sciences, University Mississippi, 1968. Juris Doctor, Memphis State University, 1972.

    Career

    • Teacher science, chairman science department Lyman High School, Longwood, Florida, 1965-1968, Memphis University School, 1968-1972. Partner Waldrop, Farmer, Todd & Breen, P.A., 1972-1983. Circuit judge division II 26th Judicial District, Jackson, Tennessee, 1983-1985.

      Judge United States District Court (western district) Tennessee, since 1985, chief judge, 2001—2007, senior judge, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Tennessee 1972, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1972, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1975.

    Politics

    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Religion

    The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

    Membership

    Fellow Tennessee Bar Foundation. Member Federal Judges Association (board directors 1998-2002), Federal Bar Association, Jackson Madison County Bar Association (president 1978-1979), District Judges Association of 6th Circuit (president 2000-2001).

    Connections

    • Married Jeanie M. Todd, June 26, 1965. 2 children.
    • father: James P. Todd
    • mother: Jeanette Grace (Duck) Todd
    • spouse: Jeanie M. Todd
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    Born March 20, 1943
    (age 74)
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