History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sharp, Allen
Born February 11, 1932, in Washington, DC
Died July 10, 2009, in Granger, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 13, 1973, to a seat vacated by Robert A. Grant. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1973, and received commission on October 11, 1973. Served as chief judge, 1981-1996. Assumed senior status on November 1, 2007. Service terminated on July 10, 2009, due to death.

Education:
George Washington University, B.A., 1954
Indiana University School of Law -- Bloomington (now Maurer School of Law), J.D., 1957
Butler University, M.A., 1986

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, 1957-1984
Private practice, Williamsport, Indiana, 1957-1968
Judge, Court of Appeals of Indiana, 1969-1973

 

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