History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Nelson, Edwin L.
Born February 10, 1940, in Brewton, AL
Died May 17, 2003

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 13, 1989, to a seat vacated by J. Foy Guin, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 1990, and received commission on January 24, 1990. Service terminated on May 17, 2003, due to death.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1974-1990

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1969

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1958-1962
Private practice, Fort Payne, Alabama, 1969-1974


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