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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Passing of Former Magistrate Judge Philip Lane:

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It is with sadness that the court announces the passing of former Magistrate Judge Philip Lane. Judge Lane died on Thursday afternoon in San Angelo at the age of 77. ‎He served the Northern District of Texas for 40 years, beginning in 1971 as a part-time magistrate judge at San Angelo. In 2003, he was selected to be the first full-time magistrate judge at Abilene to serve the Abilene and San Angelo divisions. Judge Lane retired in 2011. ‎He served his country faithfully, both in the U.S. Air Force and in the Judiciary. May he rest in peace.