History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Pittman, Thomas Virgil
Born March 28, 1916, in Enterprise, AL
Died January 6, 2012, in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission on June 29, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1971-1981. Assumed senior status on July 15, 1981. Service terminated on January 6, 2012, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission on June 29, 1966. Service terminated on June 2, 1970, due to reassignment.

Education:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1939
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve, 1938-1942
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1944-1946
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1940-1944
Private practice, Gadsden, Alabama, 1946-1951
Lecturer, University of Alabama Gadsden Center, 1948-1966
Judge, Alabama Circuit Court, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, 1951-1966; presiding judge, 1953-1966

 

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