History of the Federal Judiciary

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Beer, Peter Hill
Born 1928 in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on October 11, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on November 26, 1979, and received commission on November 27, 1979. Assumed senior status on April 12, 1994.

Tulane University, B.B.A., 1949
Tulane University Law School, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Army sergeant, 1945-1946
U.S. Air Force captain and judge advocate, 1952-1955
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1955-1974
Member, New Orleans [Louisiana] City Council, 1969-1974; vice president, 1972-1974; acting president, 1973-1974
Judge, Louisiana Court of Appeal, 1974-1979
Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1978-1979


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