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Hunter, Edwin Ford Jr.
Born February 18, 1911, in Alexandria, LA
Died February 22, 2002, in Lake Charles, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 3, 1953, to a seat vacated by Gaston L. Porterie; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1954. Confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 1954, and received commission on February 10, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1973-1976. Assumed senior status on February 19, 1976. Service terminated on February 22, 2002, due to death.

Education:
George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1938

Professional Career:
Private practice, Springhill, Louisiana, 1938-1941
Private practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1941-1942, 1945-1953
U.S. Navy, 1942-1945
State representative, Louisiana, 1948-1952
Executive counsel, Gov. Robert F. Kennon, Louisiana, 1952-1953
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