History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Lieb, Joseph Patrick
Born September 4, 1901, in Faribault, MN
Died November 2, 1971

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 13, 1955, to a seat vacated by John W. Holland; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956. Confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 1956, and received commission on March 2, 1956. Service terminated on October 29, 1962, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Reassigned on October 29, 1962, to a new seat authorized by 76 Stat. 247. Served as chief judge, 1966-1971. Service terminated on November 2, 1971, due to death.

Education:
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1925-1931
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1931-1934
Private practice, Tampa, Florida, 1934-1955

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, July 30, 1955; no Senate vote

 

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