History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Sear, Morey Leonard
Born February 26, 1929, in New Orleans, LA
Died September 6, 2004, in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Gerald Ford on March 30, 1976, to a seat vacated by James A. Comiskey. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1976, and received commission on May 7, 1976. Served as chief judge, 1992-1999. Assumed senior status on October 31, 2000. Service terminated on September 6, 2004, due to death.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1971-1976

Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps captain, 1950-1952
Assistant district attorney, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1952-1955
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1955-1971
Special counsel, New Orleans [Louisiana] Aviation Board, 1956-1959


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