History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Roney, Paul Hitch
Born September 5, 1921, in Olney, IL
Died September 16, 2006, in St. Petersburg, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a seat vacated by George Harrold Carswell. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1970, and received commission on October 16, 1970. 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. Served as chief judge, 1986-1989. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1989. Service terminated on September 16, 2006, due to death.

Education:
St. Petersburg Junior College, A.A., 1940
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S., 1942
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1948
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984

Professional Career:
U.S. Army staff sergeant, 1942-1946
Private practice, New York City, 1948-1950
Private practice, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1950-1970
Lecturer, Stetson College of Law, 1957, 1965, 1966

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