History of the Federal Judiciary

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Putnam, Richard Johnson
Born September 27, 1913, in Abbeville, LA
Died December 16, 2002, in Abbeville, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on December 19, 1975. Service terminated on December 16, 2002, due to death.

Spring Hill College, B.S., 1934
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, LL.B., 1937

Professional Career:
Private practice, Abbeville, Louisiana, 1937-1954
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
District attorney, Fifteenth Judicial District, Louisiana, 1948-1954
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Fifteenth Judicial District, 1954-1961
Judge, Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Judicial Circuit, 1960-1961


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