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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.

Education:
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 Corps, 1942-1946
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