History of the Federal Judiciary


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Russell, Robert Lee
Born August 19, 1900, in Winder, GA
Died January 18, 1955

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 5, 1940, to a new seat authorized by 54 Stat. 219. Confirmed by the Senate on August 8, 1940, and received commission on August 15, 1940. 1949. Service terminated on October 26, 1949, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Harry S Truman on October 15, 1949, to a seat vacated by Samuel Hale Sibley. Confirmed by the Senate on October 19, 1949, and received commission on October 21, 1949. Service terminated on January 18, 1955, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1920

Professional Career:
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1920-1923
Secretary, Hon. Richard B. Russell, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1923-1929
Private practice, Winder, Georgia, 1929-1940

 

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