History of the Federal Judiciary

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Lynne, Seybourn Harris
Born July 25, 1907, in Decatur, AL
Died September 10, 2000, in Birmingham, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Nominated by Harry S Truman on December 14, 1945, to a seat vacated by Thomas A. Murphree. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1945, and received commission on January 3, 1946. Served as chief judge, 1953-1973. Assumed senior status on January 9, 1973. Service terminated on September 10, 2000, due to death.

Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), B.S., 1927
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1930

Professional Career:
Private practice, Decatur, Alabama, 1930-1934
Judge, Morgan County [Alabama] Court, 1934-1941
Judge, Alabama Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1941-1942
U.S. Army, JAG Department, 1942-1946
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