History of the Federal Judiciary


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Rives, Richard Taylor
Born January 15, 1895, in Montgomery, AL
Died October 27, 1982, in Montgomery, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Harry S Truman on April 12, 1951, to a seat vacated by Leon Clarence McCord. Confirmed by the Senate on May 1, 1951, and received commission on May 3, 1951. Served as chief judge, 1959-1960. Assumed senior status on February 15, 1966. Service terminated on October 1, 1981, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1994. Service terminated on October 27, 1982, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1914

Professional Career:
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1914-1916, 1919-1951
U.S. Army, 1916-1919
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