History of the Federal Judiciary


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Howard, Joseph Clemens
Born December 9, 1922, in Des Moines, IA
Died September 16, 2000, in Pikesville, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 22, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1979, and received commission on October 5, 1979. Assumed senior status on November 15, 1991. Service terminated on September 16, 2000, due to death.

Education:
University of Iowa, B.A., 1950
Drake University Law School, LL.B., 1955
Drake University, M.A., 1957
Drake University Law School, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1944-1947
U.S. Army Reserve, 1947-1955
Probation officer, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City [Maryland], 1958-1960
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1960-1964
Assistant state's attorney, Baltimore, Maryland, 1964-1967; chief of trial section, 1966-1967
Assistant city solicitor, Baltimore, Maryland, 1967-1968
Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City [Maryland], 1968-1979; chief judge, 1975-1976

 

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