History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Martin, Boyce Ficklen Jr.
Born October 23, 1935, in Boston, MA
Died June 1, 2016, in Louisville, KY

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.

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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