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Ward, Horace Taliaferro
Born 1927 in LaGrange, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 1, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 1979, and received commission on December 6, 1979. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1993.

Morehouse College, A.B., 1949
Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), M.A., 1950
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1959

Professional Career:
Instructor, Arkansas AM&N College, 1950-1951
Instructor, Alabama State College, 1951-1953, 1955-1956
U.S. Army corporal, 1953-1955
Claims authorizer, U.S. Social Security Administration, Chicago, Illinois, 1959-1960
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960-1974
Deputy city attorney, Atlanta, Georgia, 1969-1970
Assistant county attorney, Fulton County, Georgia, 1970-1974
State senator, Georgia, 1965-1974
Judge, Fulton County [Georgia] Civil Court, 1974-1977
Judge, Superior Court of Georgia, 1977-1979
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