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Neese, Charles Gelbert
Born October 3, 1916, in Paris, TN
Died October 22, 1989, in Nashville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on November 20, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1962. Confirmed by the Senate on February 7, 1962, and received commission on February 17, 1962. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1982. Service terminated on October 22, 1989, due to death.

Education:
Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1936
Read law, 1938

Professional Career:
Private practice, Paris, Tennessee, 1938-1941, 1945-1946, 1948-1949, 1951-1952
Field secretary, U.S. Rep. Herron Pearson, Tennessee, 1940-1941
Executive assistant and general counsel for unemployment compensation appeals and traffic and transportation, Gov. Prentice Cooper, Tennessee, 1941-1944
U.S. Naval Reserve commander, 1945
Public relations representative, Tennessee-Kentucky Chain Store Councils, Paris, Tennessee, 1946-1947
Campaign manager, Estes Kefauver for U.S. Senate, 1948, 1954
Administrative assistant, U.S. Sen. Estes Kefauver, Tennessee, 1949-1951
Political consultant, Paris, Tennessee, 1952
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1952-1961

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