History of the Federal Judiciary


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Martin, Boyce Ficklen Jr.
Born 1935 in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 5, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1996-2003. Service terminated on August 16, 2013, due to retirement.

Education:
Davidson College, A.B., 1957
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Shackelford Miller, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1963-1964
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Kentucky, 1964
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, 1965
Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1966-1974
Judge, Kentucky Circuit Court, Thirtieth Judicial Circuit, 1974-1976
Chief judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1976-1979

 

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