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Bazelon, David L.
Born September 3, 1909, in Superior, WI
Died February 19, 1993, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1950, and received commission on February 10, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1962-1978. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1979. Service terminated on February 19, 1993, due to death.

Northwestern University, B.S.L, 1931
Read law, 1932

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1932-1935
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1935-1946
Assistant attorney general, Public Lands Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1946-1949

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote
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