History of the Federal Judiciary


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Borah, Wayne G.
Born April 28, 1891, in Baldwin, LA
Died February 6, 1966

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on October 3, 1928, to a seat vacated by Louis H. Burns; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 6, 1928. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1928, and received commission on December 17, 1928. Service terminated on October 23, 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 Elmo Pearce Lee. Confirmed by the Senate on October 19, 1949, and received commission on October 21, 1949. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1956. Service terminated on February 6, 1966, due to death.

Education:
Louisiana State University Law School, LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1915-1917, 1919-1923
U.S. Army, 1917-1919
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1923-1925
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1925-1928
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