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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.

Education:
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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