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Phillips, Harry
Born July 28, 1909, in Watertown, TN
Died August 3, 1985

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on June 4, 1963, to a seat vacated by John Donelson Martin, Sr. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1963, and received commission on July 3, 1963. Served as chief judge, 1969-1979. Assumed senior status on January 15, 1979. Service terminated on August 3, 1985, due to death.

Education:
Cumberland University, A.B., 1932
Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1933

Professional Career:
Private practice, Watertown, Tennessee, 1935-1937
State representative, Tennessee, 1935-1937
Assistant attorney general, State of Tennessee, 1937-1943, 1946-1950
U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, 1943-1946
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1950-1963

 

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