History of the Federal Judiciary

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Boyd, Marion Speed
Born September 12, 1900, in Covington, TN
Died January 9, 1988

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on September 13, 1940, to a seat vacated by John D. Martin. Confirmed by the Senate on September 18, 1940, and received commission on September 27, 1940. Served as chief judge, 1961-1966. Assumed senior status on August 1, 1966. Service terminated on January 9, 1988, due to death.

University of Tennessee College of Law, LL.B., 1921

Professional Career:
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1921-
State representative, Tennessee, 1925-1927
Assistant attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1927-1935
State senator, Tennessee, 1935
Referee in bankruptcy, Western District of Tennessee, 1935-1937
Judge, Memphis [Tennessee] City Court, 1937-1938
Attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1940-1961


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