THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES CURTIS L. COLLIER AS FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE
The President today nominated Curtis L. Collier to be a Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Curtis L. Collier now serves as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, where he supervises the Chattanooga branch office. From 1979 to 1987, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. While assigned to that office, he held the position of Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the General Crimes Section. From 1974 to 1979, Mr. Collier served in the Judge Advocate General Department of the U.S. Air Force. He has continued to serve in the U.S. Air Forces Reserve and presently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Collier received a J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law and a B.S. degree from Tennessee State University. He and his wife, Cheryl E. Hollingshed, have three children and live in Hixson, TN.