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Ralph E. Tyson

Biography of Ralph E. Tyson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Tyson
  • First Name: Ralph
  • Middle Name: E.
  • Date of Birth: August , 13 , 1948
  • Place of Birth (POB): Baton Rouge , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Date of Death: July , 18 , 2011
  • Place of Death (POD): Baton Rouge , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: African American

Ralph E. Tyson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: William J. Clinton ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 04/02/1998
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 111 Stat. 1174
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 04/02/1998
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 06/25/1998
  • Hearings: 6/18/1998
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/31/1998
  • Commission Date: 08/03/1998
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 2005
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 2011
  • Date of Termination: 07/18/2011
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Ralph E. Tyson in the Law School

  • Name of School: Louisiana State University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1970

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Louisiana State University Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1973

Ralph E. Tyson Career Path


  • Private practice, 1973-1988
  • Adjunct professor, Louisiana State University Law School, 1989-1991
  • Instructor, Sociology/Law Enforcement Department, Southern University, 1989-1998
  • Judge, Baton Rouge [Louisiana] City Court, 1988-1993
  • Judge, Louisiana District Court, Nineteenth Judicial District, 1993-1998


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