History of the Federal Judiciary


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Powell, Lewis Franklin Jr.
Born September 19, 1907, in Suffolk, VA
Died August 25, 1998, in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 22, 1971, to a seat vacated by Hugo L. Black. Confirmed by the Senate on December 6, 1971, and received commission on December 9, 1971. Assumed senior status on June 26, 1987. Service terminated on August 25, 1998, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, January 7, 1972-September 30, 1981
Eleventh Circuit, October 1, 1981-June 25, 1987

Education:
Washington and Lee University, B.S., 1929
Washington and Lee University School of Law, LL.B., 1931
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1932

Professional Career:
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1932-1971
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Chairman, Richmond [Virginia] Public School Board, 1952-1961
Research Collections
Oral History

 

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