History of the Federal Judiciary


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King, James Lawrence
Born 1927 in Miami, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1970, and received commission on October 19, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Assumed senior status on December 20, 1992.

Education:
University of Florida, B.A.E., 1949
University of Florida College of Law, LL.B., 1953

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force, 1953-1955
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1953-1964
Member, Florida Board of Regents, 1964
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1964-1970
Associate justice, Florida Supreme Court, 1965
Associate justice, Florida District Court of Appeal, Third District, 1966-1967

 

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