History of the Federal Judiciary


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Minton, Sherman
Born October 20, 1890, in Georgetown, IN
Died April 9, 1965, in New Albany, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 7, 1941, to a seat vacated by Walter Emanuel Treanor. Confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 1941, and received commission on May 22, 1941. Service terminated on October 11, 1949, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 15, 1949, to a seat vacated by Wiley B. Rutledge. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1949, and received commission on October 5, 1949. Assumed senior status on October 15, 1956. Service terminated on April 9, 1965, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, October 14, 1949-October 15, 1956

Education:
Indiana University School of Law -- Bloomington (now Maurer School of Law), LL.B., 1915
Yale Law School, LL.M., 1916

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Albany, Indiana, 1916-1917, 1919-1925, 1928-1933
U.S. Army captain, Motor Transport Corps, 1917-1919
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1925-1928
Counselor, Indiana Public Service Commission, 1933-1934
U.S. senator from Indiana, 1935-1941
Administrative assistant and liaison to military agencies, Executive Office of the President, 1941

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