History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Tjoflat, Gerald Bard
Born 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1970, and received commission on October 16, 1970. Service terminated on December 12, 1975, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Gerald Ford on November 3, 1975, to a seat vacated by John Milton Bryan Simpson. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1975, and received commission on November 21, 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. Served as chief judge, 1989-1996.

Duke University School of Law, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:
U.S. Army corporal, 1953-1955
Private practice, Jacksonville, Florida, 1957-1968
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1968-1970


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