Senate Panel Approves Marcia Crone Nomination for Eastern District Of Texas

In: All News   Posted 09/25/2003

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nomination of Judge Marcia A. Crone to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday. U.S. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn recommended Crone to President Bush for nomination earlier this year. "Judge Crone is an outstanding nominee with a fine legal mind and fair judicial disposition. If confirmed, she would be a welcome addition to the Eastern District of Texas,” Sen. Cornyn said. “I hope the full Senate will move quickly to confirm this fine jurist who has solid credentials and a reputation for fairness and impartiality.” Upon confirmation to the full Senate, Judge Crone would move to Beaumont from Houston, where she is currently a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Texas, having served in that capacity since 1992."I’m pleased the committee moved quickly and unanimously to support Judge Marcia Crone’s nomination,” Sen. Hutchison said. “She is a superb candidate who brings to the table the experience and qualifications we need in our nation’s courts. I’m proud to have nominated her and know she will serve with distinction in this critical position.” Judge Crone was born in Dallas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and her law degree from the University of Houston. A mother of two, Judge Crone is also an active member of her community. She is a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, the Houston World Affairs Council, and the P.T.A. at Second Baptist School, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Throughout her tenure on the federal bench, she has authored approximately 700 opinions, over 130 of which are published. Prior to her service as a U.S. magistrate judge, she practiced law for fourteen years. Judge Crone is an active member of several legal organizations in the Houston area. She has served as President, National Delegate, and Member of the Board of Directors of the South Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She has also been an active member of the Houston Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, the Federal Magistrate Judges Association, and both the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations.