History of the Federal Judiciary


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Hobbs, Truman McGill
Born 1921 in Selma, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 23, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1980, and received commission on April 3, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Assumed senior status on February 11, 1991.

Education:
University of North Carolina, A.B., 1942
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1942-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Hugo Black, Supreme Court of the United States, 1948-1949
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1949-1980
Chairman, Alabama Unemployment Appeal Board, 1952-1958

 

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