History of the Federal Judiciary

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Simpson, John Milton Bryan
Born May 30, 1903, in Kissimmee, FL
Died August 22, 1987

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 14, 1950, to a seat vacated by Louie W. Strum. Confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 1950, and received commission on September 26, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1961-1962. Service terminated on October 29, 1962, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Reassigned on October 29, 1962, to a new seat authorized by 76 Stat. 247. Served as chief judge, 1962-1966. Service terminated on November 22, 1966, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 11, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1975. 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. Service terminated on August 22, 1987, due to death.

University of Florida College of Law, LL.B., 1926

Professional Career:
Private practice, Jacksonville, Florida, 1926-1946
Assistant state's attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1933-1939
Judge, Duval County [Florida] Criminal Court of Record, 1939-1943, 1945-1946
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1943-1945
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1946-1950
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