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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release December 19, 1995
                   PRESIDENT MAKES TWO NOMINATIONS
                   TO UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

The President today nominated two individuals to serve on the United States District Court: Mary Ann Vial Lemmon for the Eastern District of Louisiana and Michael D. Schattman for the Northern District of Texas.

Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, 54, has been a judge on the Twenty-Ninth Judicial District Court of Louisiana since 1982. Prior to taking the bench, she was an attorney with the Hahnville law firm of Vial, Vial & Lemmon. Lemmon earned her LL.M. degree from Tulane University School of Law and her J.D. and B.A. degrees from Loyola University. She and her husband, Harry T. Lemmon, have six children and reside in Luling.

Michael D. Schattman, 49, is a judge on the 348th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, where he has served since 1983. Previously, he was a judge on the County Court, a partner in the Fort Worth firm of Schattman & Guthrie, and a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Woodrow B. Seals. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. degree from Georgetown University. Schattman and his wife, Mary Ellen, have three children and reside in Fort Worth.

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