Senator David Perdue Introduces Middle Georgia Federal Judge Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced President Trump’s nominee to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Tilman Eugene “Tripp” Self III, in his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

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“It’s my high honor today to introduce an outstanding Georgian who has been nominated by the President to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia – Judge Tripp Self. He and his wife, Amy, are here with their family. This is a stellar individual of our community. He resides in my hometown actually.

After graduating with highest honors from The Citadel in 1990, Tripp received his commission as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army and subsequently served in Korea before returning to the United States. Upon leaving the Army in 1994, he entered the University of Georgia School of Law where he served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association and graduated with honors in 1997. I promised him I would say ‘Go Dawgs.’

After law school, Judge Self went into private practice until he was elected to a seat on the Superior Court for the Macon Judicial Circuit in 2006. Judge Self twice won reelection to his Superior Court seat and became the third successive generation of his family to serve on the bench in Bibb County, Georgia. During his time as a Superior Court Judge, he was also integral in helping to set up the Macon Judicial Circuit Veteran’s Treatment Court to address the needs of veterans in the judicial system who suffer from substance abuse and mental health problems.

He has served on the Georgia Court of Appeals since November of last year. Tripp and his family have remained active in the Macon community, and he has served in leadership roles in numerous organizations including the State Bar of Georgia and Council of Superior Court Judges over the course of his career. Again, I’m extremely honored to introduce Judge Self at his confirmation hearing and commend his nomination to this Committee with my full support.” 


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.