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Gohmert received his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1975. At A&M, he was a Brigade Commander of the Corps of Cadets. He later received his J.D. from Baylor University in 1977. He was elected as district judge in Smith County in 1992 and was reelected three times before being was appointed as an appeals court judge by Governor Rick Perry for the 12th Circuit, where he served from 2002 to 2003. In 2004, he successfully defeated Democratic incumbent 1st District Congressman Max Sandlin for his seat in Congress.
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