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Hooper, Frank Arthur
Born April 21, 1895, in Americus, GA
Died February 11, 1985, in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a seat vacated by Robert L. Russell; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on February 21, 1950, and received commission on February 23, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1950-1965. Assumed senior status on June 29, 1967. Service terminated on February 11, 1985, due to death.

Atlanta Law School, LL.B., LL.M.
Georgia School of Technology (now Georgia Institute of Technology)
Read law, 1916

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Walter F. George, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1917-1919
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1919
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1919-1943
State representative, Georgia, 1925-1928
Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1932
Instructor, Atlanta Law School, 1934-1943
Assistant city attorney, Atlanta, Georgia, 1940-1943
Judge, Fulton County [Georgia] Superior Court, 1943-1949

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote


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