History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Black, Susan Harrell
Born 1943 in Valdosta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 22, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on July 23, 1979, and received commission on July 24, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1990-1992. Service terminated on September 3, 1992, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on March 10, 1992, to a seat vacated by Thomas Alonzo Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1992, and received commission on August 12, 1992. Assumed senior status on February 25, 2011.

Education:
Florida State University, B.A., 1964
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1967
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984

Professional Career:
High school teacher, Jacksonville, Florida, 1967-1968
Attorney, U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, Florida, 1968-1969
Assistant state's attorney, Jacksonville, Florida, 1969-1972
Assistant general counsel, Jacksonville, Florida, 1972-1973
Judge, Duval County [Florida] Court, 1973-1975
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1975-1979

 

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