ALEXANDER AND CORKER STATEMENTS ON NOMINATION OF TOM ANDERSON

Posted on September 6, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) made the following statements today regarding the president’s nomination of S. Thomas Anderson to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Judge Anderson in 2003 was selected by the District Judges of the Western District of Tennessee to serve as one of three Magistrate Judges for that district. Judge Anderson, if confirmed, would succeed Judge James D. Todd, who will be retiring from active service as a district judge and assuming senior status. “Judge Todd has served with distinction,” Alexander said. “Judge Anderson is experienced, fair-minded and well-respected. He would make an excellent successor.” “Tom Anderson would be an excellent addition to the federal bench,” said Corker. “He brings with him a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors, and I hope he is given a speedy confirmation by the Senate.”