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F O U N D A T I O N
Sam A. Lindsay (born 1951, San Antonio, Texas) is a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, with chambers in Dallas, Texas.
Lindsay was raised in South Texas. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Government from St. Mary’s University in 1974, graduating magna cum laude. In 1977, he earned his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. From 1977-79, he was a staff attorney for the Texas Aeronautics Commission. In 1979, he joined the Dallas City Attorney's office, where he progressed through various posts until being named City Attorney in 1992.
On November 8, 1997, Lindsay was nominated by President Bill Clinton to be a federal judge for the Northern District of Texas. He was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on March 11, 1998. Lindsay was the first African American to serve on the federal District Court in Dallas.