History of the Federal Judiciary

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Pointer, Sam Clyde Jr.
Born November 15, 1934, in Birmingham, AL
Died March 15, 2008

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 22, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1982-1999. Assumed senior status on November 19, 1999. Service terminated on April 3, 2000, due to retirement.

Vanderbilt University, A.B., 1955
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1957
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1957
U.S. Army Reserve, 1957-1970
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1958-1970


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