Meet Kenneth Magidson
By Samuel Knight | September 12, 2011 11:58 am

Kenneth Magidson (University of Maryland, South Texas College of Law) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. He would replace Jose Angel Moreno, who has presided since George W. Bush appointee Don DeGabrielle resigned in 2008.

His vitals:

  • Born in New York, NY, in 1948.
  • Has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Regional Coordinator for the Southern District of Texas since 1987.
  • Has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas since 1983.
  • Was the Director of the Executive Office for the OCDETF Criminal Division from 1996-1997.
  • Was chief of the Chief of the OCDETF Narcotics Section in the Southern District of Texas from 1987-1989.
  • Worked at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas: as the District Attorney in 2008 (he was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry); as the Assistant District Attorney from 1977 to 1983, and as the Chief Felony Prosecutor 177th District Court from 1981 to 1983.
  • Was an attorney at the U.S. Customs Service in Washington D.C. from 1976 to 1977.
  • Worked as a Law Clerk for Glassman, Hittner, and Cezeaux in Houston, Texas from 1975 to 1976.
  • Received the OCDETF Director’s Award in 2000.
  • Received the DOJ’s Special Achievement Award, 1997.
  • Received the OCDETF Exceptional Service Award in 1991.
  • Received the Order of the Lytae, South Texas College of Law in 1975.
  • Magdison has tried approximately 125 criminal cases and served as lead counsel
    in all except about 20.

Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Questionnaire.


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