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.

Education:
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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